Grass cutter rolls rider, makes local paper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ed Ryder, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well this is interesting... sorry the article is not online. There is a photo of a completely upside down rider and people working around it. The photo caption says: "Police and rescue personnel pull a man out of a creek in Brookhaven after the riding mower he was on overturned and pinned him in the water."



    "Man was cutting it too close"

    BROOKHAVEN - A Chester man escaped with only minor injuries after he was pinned face down in a creek by a large riding mower yesterday.

    The Bobcat ZT223 mower Pablo Segura was riding on tipped over on a slippery hill at the Trimble Run condos on Bridgewater Road around 8:03 a.m. yesterday, pinning Segura underneath, according to Police Chief John Eller.

    A resident of the complex saw what happened and alerted one of Segura's co-workers, who called police.

    With the mower on top of his back, Segura struggled to keep his head above the water in the creek, which was about 8 inches deep, his co-worker said.

    Brookhaven police and firefighters and Crozer paramedics were able to lift the Bobcat enough to allow Segura, 22, to get out from underneath. He was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was treated for an ankle injury and released.
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    He is lucky. The homeowner in southern Wisconsin last year died under the water in a similar type accident.
    Did ya see the new Toros. Have the ROPS on them now. I think we are gonna see many more follow. Stay safe.

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