Tractor: man dies after fall

2011-11-07 00:00

A YOUNG man was fatally injured at Mid Illovo on Saturday when he lost his balance and fell off a tractor’s wheel arch, landing in front of the tractor.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the tractor and driver were not at the scene when police and paramedics arrived, but eyewitnesses said the tractor drove over the man when he fell off.

The man was found in “an extremely critical condition and barely alive”. He died, despite specialised care by paramedics and trauma staff at Edendale Hospital.

Police are trying to find the driver of the tractor. The name of the dead man was not released yesterday. — WR.

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