Jessica Dorrell A Passenger On Motorcycle With Petrino At Time Of Accident

by Chris Bahn  on Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012 3:43 pm  

Jessica Dorrell was listed as a passenger in Bobby Petrino's April 1 motorcycle crash, according to the Arkansas State Police's accident report released on Thursday. (Photo by UA Media Relations)

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Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino was accompanied by a female passenger on the back of his motorcycle when he wrecked on Sunday, according to the Arkansas State Police accident report.

(A PDF copy of the accident report may be viewed by clicking here).

Jessica Dorrell, 25, Petrino's newly hired student athlete development coordinator for football, was with the coach at the time of the accident. Dorrell and Petrino, 51, were transported from the accident scene and Dorrell, who reported no injuries when interviewed by State Police, left in her own vehicle after the two were dropped off at an undislosed location.

Contacted Thursday afternoon by KSFM in Fayetteville/Fort Smith Dorrell said, "she had no comment at this time."

Petrino was transported by state trooper Lance King from there to the hospital.

A release from the University of Arkansas earlier this week said Petrino was involved in a wreck "that involved no other individuals."

Here's how Petrino described the aftermath of the accident when he met with the media on Tuesday:

"When I came out of a ditch, there was a lady there that had flagged down a car. And the guy that was in the passenger seat said 'Get in we’ll just take you right to the hospital.' "

Dorrell, who was at work earlier this week, is enagaged to Josh Morgan, the director of swimming and diving operations at Arkansas.

Petrino introduced Dorrell as the newest member of his staff on March 28. She is involved in on-campus recruiting for the football program.

At the time Dorrell was hired Petrino said:

“Jessica Dorrell will be a great addition to our football program. As a former student-athlete she has an enthusiasm for the Razorbacks and is familiar with what the University of Arkansas can offer. She is extremely organized and has a professional approach, which should translate well into our program and recruiting as we continue to place an emphasis on this area.”



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