Man trapped under tractor

2014-03-26 00:00

A MAN was injured when he was trapped under his tractor near Cato Ridge yesterday afternoon.

ER24 said yesterday their paramedics and provincial rescue workers closed the R103 for an hour while they attended to the trapped driver.

“Emergency workers assessed the man from beneath the tractor and found that he sustained serious injuries to his abdomen and legs. The man was stabilised while the tractor was being lifted off his body,” said Russel Meiring of ER24.

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital.

Meiring said witnesses at the scene later said that the tractor had apparently been driving at a high speed down the road before turning too sharply, causing the tractor to overturn.

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