Authorities: Man seriously hurt in accident with tractor

Kent County
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SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday night after being injured in an accident involving a tractor and camper in northeast Kent County, authorities say.

Kent County Central Dispatch says it got a 911 call around 7:20 p.m. that sent emergency crews to Larsen Avenue NE south of 19 Mile Road in Spencer Township.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department said a witness told investigators that the man’s tractor was blocking the driveway, so he started to move it. He then walked alongside it as it continued to move very slowly. A witness then heard a crash and saw the tractor had hit a fifth-wheel camper, essentially pinning the man between the two.

The patient sustained serious injuries to his chest.

Dispatchers initially said the man was trapped under a tractor. The sheriff’s department later said he was trapped between the tractor and the camper.

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