Driver injured after tractor rolls at Salmon Creek home

By Craig Brown and Paul Suarez

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Updated: September 19, 2012, 8:13 PM

 

A man believed to be in his 50s was seriously injured Tuesday evening after a lawn tractor rolled over him.

The incident was reported at 9:39 p.m. at a home at 3307 N.W. 146th Circle, in the North Salmon Creek neighborhood.

Initial reports were that the man was trapped under the tractor, said Battalion Chief Brian Johnson with Clark County Fire District 6. When the first engine arrived, crews discovered the tractor had rolled over the man but did not pin him.

According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, the man was driving a smaller, lawn-sized tractor when it rolled over on a 10-foot embankment.

Johnson said it appears the incident happened about four hours before it was reported.

β€œHe was fairly injured,” Johnson said.

The man, whose name is not available, was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

The home is owned by Scott and Judy Orrell, according to county property records.

Scott Orrell was listed in serious condition at Southwest on Wednesday evening.