Man injured in tractor accident

Published 10:38 pm Saturday, May 1, 2021

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A man suffered serious injuries in a tractor accident that happened Saturday afternoon.

The accident was reported at 3:11 p.m. in the 1500 block of Pitchkettle Road, according to a city press release.

Preliminary investigation found the tractor was being unloaded off of the trailer when the tractor shifted and pinned the victim underneath the rear wheel.

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Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel performed a technical rescue utilizing specialized equipment to remove the tractor from the victim. The victim received emergency medical assessment and treatment and was taken by ground ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.