April 29th, 2020 – 3:30 PM
WEIS Radio –
(Via WEIS Radio) An elderly man was injured after he was ran over by a tractor in the field on Monday afternoon in Sand Rock. Floyd EMS, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office personnel and Sand Rock Firefighters were called to the scene.
According to reports, That incident occurred in a field off County Road 49 near the Cherokee/DeKalb County line, when the 74 year old reportedly fell off the tractor, and the tractor ran over him, continuing out of control across the open field.
He was reportedly conscious, alert and able to carry on a conversation with the emergency personnel as they arrived on the scene.
According to the family he was placed in ICU for a time suffering several broken ribs on one side and one on the other and also had one partially collapsed lung as a result of the mishap. The man is reportedly in stable condition and doing well, according to family members.