Last updated: August 27. 2014 10:25AM - 904 Views
By - mswearengin@civitasmedia.com



Bryan County EMS and Durant firefighters tend to an injured motorcyclist after a crash Tuesday evening at the West Evergreen Street and North 12th Avenue intersection. Police at the scene said the accident happened when a woman driving a car failed to yield at the stop sign. The man on the motorcycle had a broken leg.
Bryan County EMS and Durant firefighters tend to an injured motorcyclist after a crash Tuesday evening at the West Evergreen Street and North 12th Avenue intersection. Police at the scene said the accident happened when a woman driving a car failed to yield at the stop sign. The man on the motorcycle had a broken leg.
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A motorcycle rider was flown to a Texas hospital Tuesday after breaking a leg during an accident involving a car.


The Durant Police Department, Durant Fire Department and Bryan County EMS were dispatched at 6:44 to the West Evergreen and North 12th Avenue intersection after someone called and said a motorcycle was hit by a car.


Police at the scene said the man on the cycle suffered a broken leg due to the accident. He was transported by Bryan County EMS to the helicopter pad at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma where he was flown to another hospital.


According to police, the crash happened after a woman driving northbound on North 12th Avenue failed to yield to the motorcycle that was traveling on West Evergreen Street. The woman was not injured.


Police did not release the names of the drivers at the scene.


Durant firefighters assisted Bryan County EMS with placing the patient on a stretcher and loading him in the ambulance.


In other emergency calls Tuesday, Durant firefighters responded to a couple of small fires. They were dispatched at 1:47 p.m. to an open field in the 5900 block of Wilson Street where a grass fire burned approximately three acres until firefighters put it out.


The owner of the property was not known, according to a fire department report.


Firefighters were dispatched at 8:55 p.m. to a yard at South Sixth Avenue and West Louisiana Street where there was an outdoor fire.


According to the fire department, a man had a small camp fire and firefighters put it out.


Reach Matt Swearengin at 634-2160 or DDDEditor@twitter.com

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