Teens Save Dad By Lifting Tractor Off His Chest

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th April Newsrescue
A Linn County man pinned by his overturned tractor says his teenage daughters saved his life by lifting the 3,000-pound machine. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that 14-year-old Haylee Smith and 16-year-old Hannah Smith's action allowed their father, Jeff, to wriggle part of the way free and get breathing room. Smith says he was pulling a stump from his garden on April 1 when the tractor flipped. The steering wheel pinned his chest to the ground. He says he was losing breath with each scream, but his daughters heard and ran to him. A neighbor finished the job by using his own tractor and its shovel to lift the Smith's tractor and allow Smith to get his arm out. Smith was treated for a broken left wrist and other injuries. Associated Press

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