Motorcycle Rider Loses Control on 77

9-19-06 - A motorcyclist was seriously injured in Carter County late Monday night. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Sam Kirk, 24, was southbound on US 77 near Marietta at 11:45pm when he lost control of a 2007 Harley Davidson.

Troopers say the Marietta man swerved to avoid a cow in the road. The motorcycle ran off the roadway and Kirk was ejected 78 feet. He was flown to OU Medical Center in serious condition with head, arm and leg

Kirk was not wearing a helmet at the time.