The Arkansas State Police released the 911 call tape from the Sunday April 1st motorcycle accident involving what was at first believed to be just Coach Petrino, but the police report, introduced Thursday, informed had another person: Jessica Dorrell. Petrino then admitted he was carrying on an “inappropriate relationship” with Ms. Dorrell, the Razorbacks Volleyball star and MBA grad whom he hired to be his aide on March 28th.
The transcript of the 911 call made by Mr. Larry Herndon, along with the video above, shows that Petrino and Dorrell were concerned about getting caught, even more than getting help for any injuries sustained in the accident.
Larry: My name’s Larry and we’re on highway 16 between Elkins and Durham. It’s a motorcycle, a single-vehicle accident as near as I know. And the rider and the passenger of the motorcycle declined us to call 911. They got in a vehicle and headed to the hospital.
Operator: Did they hit anybody?
Larry: No, it’s in the right of way. The motorcycle is here on the right of way and we’re a little bit hesitant to leave it here.
Operator: Hold on a second. Where at on 16?
Larry: It’s on highway 16, they were northbound and it’s somewhere between Elkins and Durham. It’s a quarter of a mile east of the Pig Tail Store. Quarter of a mile from the crosses store .. Pig Tail Store at crosses.
Operator: Oh wow, that’s way south of Durham, so it’s nowhere near Durham.
Larry: Ok, that’s where I’m at…anyway.
Operator: What kind of vehicle did they get into and leave?
Larry: It was a white SUV [garbled]
Operator: Hold on one second .. did you witness the accident?
Larry: No ma’am, I came by when they were getting out of the ditch. I can give you the license plate of the motorcycle if you like. I’ve got it here.
Operator: Sir I’m sorry I was on the radio again.
Larry: That’s ok, I was talking with another person here.
Operator: How badly were they injured?
Larry: It looked like his face was bleeding quite a lot, but she did not look to be very injured. She’s the passenger. The gentleman was walking, but it looked like his face was bleeding quite a lot. He was walking on his own power.
Operator: How long ago did this accident happen?
Larry: Five minutes, maybe 10. Robert and Rebecca and Petrino is the name they’re finding.