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Man seriously hurt in Smithsburg lawn mower accident

June 10, 2012

SMITHSBURG — A 60-year-old man was found trapped under a riding lawn mower off Kretsinger Road Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

It appears the man might have been operating the tractor on an incline, said James Ulrich, acting chief of Smithsburg  Emergency Medical Services Inc.

When rescue crews arrived, the man was trapped under the tractor in a driveway, Ulrich said. The man was unconscious and was not breathing, said Ulrich, who described the man’s condition as critical.

The man was transported to Meritus Medical center after the accident, which was reported at about 4:11 p.m., officials said.

Ulrich said he believes a passer-by noticed the man trapped under the mower.
Kretsinger Road runs between Md. 64 and Sandstone Drive north of Smithsburg.

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