Kendall Wayne Ervin, 29, is in stable condition with a back injury, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
According to the patrol, Ervin was driving his Honda ATV across the yard when he applied the brakes. The brakes failed, so he turned sharply and the ATV rolled an unknown number of times.
He was flown to Parkland by LifeStar helicopter.
Unsafe speed was cited in Trooper Kyle Ince’s report as the cause of the crash.
In other news, a vacant house owned by Southeastern burned Wednesday evening. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:45 to 1716 N. First Ave., and when they arrived three minutes later, flames were coming out of the back of the house.
Firefighters fought the fire from the front and back of the house and had it under control in 22 minutes, according to a department report.
The house was vacant and did not have utility services. The loss was estimated at $50,000. Firefighters left the scene at 9:13 p.m.
City Fire Marshal Lisa Jackson will be investigating the cause of the fire.
A Durant police officer seriously injured early Saturday morning after responding to a pursuit is continuing to recover from his injuries. Patrolman Justin Blackshear was flown to Parkland Hospital after crashing his patrol car at Old Highway 70 and Lone Oak Road.
According to police, he was trying to catch up to a high-speed chase when he lost control of his car. He has since been moved out of the intensive car unit and is beginning therapy for an injured arm.
Linston Orty Guilbeau, 44, was arrested for the chase following a manhunt. He was charged with causing an accident while eluding police.