I-44 northbound lanes open, driver of wrecked motorcycle flown to Ft. Worth hospital

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UPDATE: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:40 p.m.

A man was flown to a Fort Worth hospital Tuesday after a wreck while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 44 left him with serious injuries.

Multiple agencies, including the Burkburnett Police Department, the Burkburnett Fire Department, the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, Highway Patrol, and EMS, responded to a call for an accident on Interstate 44 shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27.

Lt. Donald Osborn, Burkburnett Police Department Public Information Officer, said the 49-year-old man was care-flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth with serious injuries.

Lt. Osborn said the driver of the motorcycle was in “pretty bad shape.”

Officials with the Burkburnett PD have not yet released the identity of the man.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Lt. Osborn commented that it’s common to have accidents where Glendale and I-44 meet.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest updates on this story and traffic conditions.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The northbound lane of Interstate 44 in Burkburnett is currently closed as multiple agencies respond to a wreck Tuesday afternoon.

The Burkburnett Police Department, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, Burkburnett Fire Department, Highway Patrol and EMS responded to the wreck.

According to our crew on the scene, at least one motorcycle was involved in the wreck.

Authorities reported AirEvac was called to the scene. The number of people injured and the extent of injuries are unknown at this time.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

Our crew is on the scene and working to gather more information.

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