By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
According to Lt. Steve Holton of the Ravalli County, Montana Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified five-year-old boy died in Montana in an accident involving a farm tractor. The child was reportedly riding on the tractor’s running board when he fell and was run over by the tractor’s back wheels. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The driver of the tractor has not been identified, but has been described as an adult who is not one of the child’s parents. The accident is still being investigated. Police are reporting that the death appears to be accidental.
Children and teens are injured every day in farming accidents. It is important for farm equipment operators to know how to operate the machinery correctly and also to follow strict safety precautions – especially when children are on or nearby the equipment. The unexpected death of a young child like this boy is very difficult to go through for everyone who knew the child. Hopefully, his tragic death will serve as a warning to others to exercise more caution around dangerous farm equipment.
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