Man airlifted to hospital after tractor overturns in Pendle

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Man airlifted to hospital after tractor overturned in Pendle Man airlifted to hospital after tractor overturned in Pendle

A MAN and two children were involved in an accident when their tractor overturned on a rural Pendle road today.

Firefighters were called to help free the man after he appeared to become trapped underneath the vehicle following the incident at around 4.20pm.

Two crews from Nelson fire station attended the scene in Stang Top Road, Roughlee, to assist paramedics.

They used a longboard to carry the man to an air ambulance where he was taken to hospital in an air ambulance with unknown injuries.

The two children walked away from the accident unharmed.

Acting crew manager Neil Hardiman said ten firefighters spent around one hour at the scene.

He said: “The tractor had rolled over with all three inside. The children had been taken to safety by the time we arrived but we had to help the paramedics with the adult.

“We treated it as a serious incident just to be on the safe side but it was unclear what injuries the man had.

“When we left the road was still blocked off as the police dealth with the vehicle.”

The North West Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance were unavailable for comment.

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6:34pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Just an observer says...

This chap needs to be fined, this for endangering his children. tractors are not for more than one person, if you want to take the kids out use a suitable vehicle.
This chap needs to be fined, this for endangering his children. tractors are not for more than one person, if you want to take the kids out use a suitable vehicle. Just an observer
  • Score: -7

6:50pm Fri 18 Apr 14

NorthernVoice says...

Just an observer wrote:
This chap needs to be fined, this for endangering his children. tractors are not for more than one person, if you want to take the kids out use a suitable vehicle.
Too true, it's long overdue someone took a stand on this. All we ever hear about is children being killed and injured travelling in tractors. Someone needs to publish the statistics showing just how many of our precious youngsters were injured in tractor related incidents.

Either that or we accept it was a freak accident, hope everyone involved is ok and leave it at that.
[quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: This chap needs to be fined, this for endangering his children. tractors are not for more than one person, if you want to take the kids out use a suitable vehicle.[/p][/quote]Too true, it's long overdue someone took a stand on this. All we ever hear about is children being killed and injured travelling in tractors. Someone needs to publish the statistics showing just how many of our precious youngsters were injured in tractor related incidents. Either that or we accept it was a freak accident, hope everyone involved is ok and leave it at that. NorthernVoice
  • Score: 7

7:22pm Fri 18 Apr 14

supertrooper says...

There is more to life than travelling everywhere in a steel cage surrounded by air-bags.
There is more to life than travelling everywhere in a steel cage surrounded by air-bags. supertrooper
  • Score: 11

9:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

useyourhead says...

how does a tractor just tip over on a nice flat road?
how does a tractor just tip over on a nice flat road? useyourhead
  • Score: 3

7:44am Sat 19 Apr 14

Lord_Lucan says...

useyourhead wrote:
how does a tractor just tip over on a nice flat road?
Don't comment when you don't know what you are talking about. Stang Top Road isn't flat. It's a very, very steep single track road with right angled bends.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: how does a tractor just tip over on a nice flat road?[/p][/quote]Don't comment when you don't know what you are talking about. Stang Top Road isn't flat. It's a very, very steep single track road with right angled bends. Lord_Lucan
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Sat 19 Apr 14

useyourhead says...

Lord_Lucan wrote:
useyourhead wrote:
how does a tractor just tip over on a nice flat road?
Don't comment when you don't know what you are talking about. Stang Top Road isn't flat. It's a very, very steep single track road with right angled bends.
sorry sir
[quote][p][bold]Lord_Lucan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: how does a tractor just tip over on a nice flat road?[/p][/quote]Don't comment when you don't know what you are talking about. Stang Top Road isn't flat. It's a very, very steep single track road with right angled bends.[/p][/quote]sorry sir useyourhead
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Vanderbliss says...

Seems to me that the people commenting on this thread are narrow minded, do gooders who do joy even know the situation to be commenting, if you do not the inns and outs you have no right to be commenting at all all you know is what you have read in a newspaper article, and as for the comment about how does a tractor tip on flat land I ask you to walk up and down stang top road and then tell me that it's flat!!!!!!
Seems to me that the people commenting on this thread are narrow minded, do gooders who do joy even know the situation to be commenting, if you do not the inns and outs you have no right to be commenting at all all you know is what you have read in a newspaper article, and as for the comment about how does a tractor tip on flat land I ask you to walk up and down stang top road and then tell me that it's flat!!!!!! Vanderbliss
  • Score: 3

9:35pm Mon 21 Apr 14

merlin35 says...

Its terrible a father showing his children what hard graft is and getting them out in the fresh air. They should be locked in their rooms on their xbox not spending quality time with their father. I am pretty sure when he set off he didnt expect that to happen!
Its terrible a father showing his children what hard graft is and getting them out in the fresh air. They should be locked in their rooms on their xbox not spending quality time with their father. I am pretty sure when he set off he didnt expect that to happen! merlin35
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Vanderbliss says...

merlin35 wrote:
Its terrible a father showing his children what hard graft is and getting them out in the fresh air. They should be locked in their rooms on their xbox not spending quality time with their father. I am pretty sure when he set off he didnt expect that to happen!
This comment sums it up perfectly, why should children be cooped up in their bedrooms playing games consoles and iPads and not knowing what it's like to be out on the open getting some fresh air, something children are lacking in these days!! No the driver did not expect this to happen on the day, how could anyone expect something like this to happen it's just one of thiose unfortunate events, something other commenters have not taken into account, shame on you the rest of you passing judgement and condemning a man that you do jot know and have no idea how and what happened, you should be ashamed of yourself s , merl in thank you (
[quote][p][bold]merlin35[/bold] wrote: Its terrible a father showing his children what hard graft is and getting them out in the fresh air. They should be locked in their rooms on their xbox not spending quality time with their father. I am pretty sure when he set off he didnt expect that to happen![/p][/quote]This comment sums it up perfectly, why should children be cooped up in their bedrooms playing games consoles and iPads and not knowing what it's like to be out on the open getting some fresh air, something children are lacking in these days!! No the driver did not expect this to happen on the day, how could anyone expect something like this to happen it's just one of thiose unfortunate events, something other commenters have not taken into account, shame on you the rest of you passing judgement and condemning a man that you do jot know and have no idea how and what happened, you should be ashamed of yourself s , merl in thank you ( Vanderbliss
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

It's a spade! says...

Enjoying quality time with your kids doesn't involve putting them in unnecessary danger.

Most tractors only have one seat so it cannot be deemed as sensible to carry two additional passengers, especially children.

I'm sure he didn't set out with the intention of having an accident but the outcome of this could have been far more catastrophic. Comfort has to be taken from the fact that it wasn't.

Yes, Stang Top Road is steep in places and narrow but there is no reason why the normal operation of a tractor on this road would cause the vehicle to roll over. Therefore, I'm sure the police will need to investigate the cause as this is not stated in the article. As it's in the middle of a farming area tractors drive up and down this road all the time.

I've walked up and down this road many many times. Am I allowed to comment?
Enjoying quality time with your kids doesn't involve putting them in unnecessary danger. Most tractors only have one seat so it cannot be deemed as sensible to carry two additional passengers, especially children. I'm sure he didn't set out with the intention of having an accident but the outcome of this could have been far more catastrophic. Comfort has to be taken from the fact that it wasn't. Yes, Stang Top Road is steep in places and narrow but there is no reason why the normal operation of a tractor on this road would cause the vehicle to roll over. Therefore, I'm sure the police will need to investigate the cause as this is not stated in the article. As it's in the middle of a farming area tractors drive up and down this road all the time. I've walked up and down this road many many times. Am I allowed to comment? It's a spade!
  • Score: 0

11:01am Sat 26 Apr 14

merlin35 says...

I am sorry but I dont agree. As I read a lot more stories regarding car accidents on the road than tractor accidents I am guessing that a car journey is just as dangerous. If it said that the children were operating heavy plant machinary or ploughing fields then yes the mans a fool and should be thrown to the wolves but as it doesnt I am still in the frame of mind that he did absolutely nothing wrong taking his children in a tractor.
I am sorry but I dont agree. As I read a lot more stories regarding car accidents on the road than tractor accidents I am guessing that a car journey is just as dangerous. If it said that the children were operating heavy plant machinary or ploughing fields then yes the mans a fool and should be thrown to the wolves but as it doesnt I am still in the frame of mind that he did absolutely nothing wrong taking his children in a tractor. merlin35
  • Score: 2

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