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Fishin LCO
08-25-2004, 01:37 PM
Man Struck, Killed While Trying To Free Lawnmower

POSTED: 11:44 am EDT August 25, 2004
UPDATED: 12:31 pm EDT August 25, 2004

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. -- An Orange County man was killed Tuesday afternoon after his wife accidentally ran over him with their pickup truck.

The woman lost control of the pickup while helping her husband free a riding lawnmower, that officials say got stuck in a low area of their yard on Pleasant Green Road, near Hillsborough.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the man had tied a rope to the lawnmower and was unable to pull it free. His wife took over at the driver's wheel and the man was struck as he stood behind it.
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geogunn
08-25-2004, 01:49 PM
tragic.

you might want to drop off the: "Copyright 2004 by WRAL.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed." next time though.....

GEO

Fishin LCO
08-25-2004, 02:47 PM
I know I saw it a second to late:( opps
dont tell

Richard Martin
08-25-2004, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by CurrituckCaretaker
I know I saw it a second to late:( opps
dont tell

Next time just click the EDIT botton.

pjslawncare/landscap
08-25-2004, 03:53 PM
How horrible, cant even emagine how the wife feels. What a terrable thing to have to live with.
It good that U post thing like that CC. It raises our level of awareness "things like that do happen & so quickly". Last week I just finished trimming & as I stepped out between my truck & trailer, a van speeding by came very close to me as it passed by. It was my fault for failing to look first, but a step or two further, It would have hit me. Thank God it was a close call, but I look every time now no matter how big of a hurry Im in.

Gravely_Man
08-25-2004, 03:53 PM
That is some awful news. Everyone has to be careful all of the time.


Gravely_Man

tiedeman
08-25-2004, 06:03 PM
that is tragic.

I feel really bad for her knowing that she caused his death

Avery
08-25-2004, 07:07 PM
Seems kinda fishy to me. I have never stuck a mower where another mower would not pull it out...much less a P/U truck. Wonder how much life insurance he had.........................

broken leg
08-25-2004, 08:36 PM
I live in Hillsborough and have not heard of this yet. Will check with people I know and get back on the Pacific's.