Man injured in Chestnut Hill Farm accident expected to be okay

The tractor involved in the accident sits at Chestnut Hill Farm
The tractor involved in the accident sits at Chestnut Hill Farm

A 76-year-old grandfather and his 23-year-old grandson, both from Framingham, were injured when they were struck by a tractor at Chestnut Hill Farm on Tuesday afternoon.

The grandfather was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial with what at first appeared to be life-threatening injuries. But Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. said last night the man is expected to survive. “The latest information I have is that his injuries are very serious, but not life-threatening.”

A life flight helicopter was called, but rescuers decided it would be faster to transport the man via ambulance. The grandson was also struck by the tractor and appeared to have minor injuries, but refused treatment.

Mauro said the men were working “around the tractor” in a corner of the field, but indications are no one was driving the tractor at the time of the accident. Police are still investigating.

Update: Additional details from the Metrowest Daily News.

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14 years ago

This sounds a little bit fishy. No one was driving the tractor? Hmm…..Well, at least, thank god, no one had any life-threatening injuries. This just teaches you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

14 years ago

The gentleman is my mom’s neighbor. He is expected to recover, but it will be a long recovery, he’s in pretty bad shape. He was working with the tractor and got off it for some reason. When he went to restart it, he was standing next to it, it took off, running him over. It may have been stuck in gear.

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