MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A truck driver and a Minnesota state trooper are being credited with saving a man Wednesday night after a tractor rolled on top of his legs.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that the truck driver was traveling near Alexandria around 8 p.m. when he spotted the rolled tractor a few hundred yards away. The driver was able to see that a man was pinned underneath.
Someone called authorities, and a state trooper arrived at the scene. The trooper and the truck driver were able to use a floor jack to lift the tractor off the man’s legs.
The victim told investigators that he had been mowing overgrowth on family property when the tractor’s rear tire hit a dirt mound, causing the tractor to roll.
He said that he was stuck underneath for about 30 minutes before the truck driver spotted him.
The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office says.
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