Fort Gibson motorcyclist succumbs to injuries from October crash
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Monday, November 12, 2012
A Fort Gibson man died last week, more than two weeks after being injured in a motorcycle-SUV collision in Cherokee County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Monday.
Terry A. Sadler, 64, was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on U.S. 62 less than a mile west of Tahlequah when he was struck by a 2003 Jeep Liberty about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, according to the OHP.
Troopers said the crash occurred when the driver of the Jeep, Donna Perry, 48, of Tahlequah, failed to yield from a private drive as she turned left to head east on U.S. 62.
Sadler was flown in critical condition to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, where he died Nov. 8. He was wearing a helmet but had head and internal injuries, the Highway Patrol reported.
Perry was treated at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah and then released. Her passenger, Abigail M. Perry, 5, was not injured, troopers said.
Both occupants of the Jeep were wearing seat belts or restraints at the time of the crash, troopers reported.