Archive for Saturday, February 13, 2010

Franklin Co. boy injured in farm accident

February 13, 2010, 12:00 a.m. Updated February 17, 2010, 12:00 a.m.


A 5-year-old boy is in good condition after being backed over by a piece of farming equipment last week in Franklin County.

Gage Flager is recovering at Children’s Mercy Hospital, where he was taken by air ambulance after the Friday afternoon accident. Emergency workers said the boy was outside when his father accidentally backed over him with a swather.

One of the machine’s tires reportedly ran over the boy’s midsection. The incident occurred about 3:45 p.m. Friday in the 3300 block of Georgia Road.


Robert Rauktis 8 years, 3 months ago

This stuff happens more than people think. Always some danger around machinery, particularily mixed with young kids.

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