Phone saves tractor victim

By Country News on October 17, 2017
  • Phone saves tractor victim

    An Undera man in his 30s was saved from more serious injuries by his mobile phone after being involved in a tractor accident earlier this month.

An Undera man in his 30s was saved from more serious injuries by his mobile phone after being involved in a tractor accident earlier this month.

The incident occurred about 12.20pm on October 6, when the 35-year-old man used his mobile phone to call a family member to alert them that he had been pinned under his tractor after jumping out to disengage a slasher.

‘‘He was working on his property, on his tractor, and jumped off to disengage a slasher,’’ Shepparton police Sergeant Steve Murray said.

‘‘The tractor rolled back and pinned his leg, causing a significant laceration to his leg.’’

Sgt Murray said the man was airlifted to Melbourne for surgery on the laceration, which was a non-life threatening injury.

Sgt Murray urged farmers to be vigilant around machinery.

By Country News on October 17, 2017

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