Man injured in tractor roll-over

A 65-year-old Crabbes Creek man was airlifted to The Tweed Hospital yesterday following a tractor roll-over at Crabbes Creek.

A North Coast Area Health Service spokesperson late yesterday said the man was in a stable condition and currently being assessed in the hospital’s emergency department.

The cause of the accident at a rural property at Crabbes Creek, near Mooball, is not known, but it is understood a farm tractor rolled and trapped the driver.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter responded to the accident about 2.30pm yesterday, a spokesperson said.

“The male driver of the tractor is understood to have sustained suspected pelvic and abdominal injuries and injuries to his right shoulder,” they said.

“The patient, who is about 65 years of age, was airlifted to Tweed Heads hospital where he is believed to be in a stable condition.”

They said the helicopter could not land near the accident site and the man had to be transported by ambulance to the helicopter before being taken to hospital.



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