Oregon

Daughters Save Dad By Lifting 3,000 Pound Tractor Off His Chest

AP | April 9, 2013 10:12 a.m. | Updated: April 9, 2013 11:14 a.m.

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.

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Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com

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