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News Release
Tractor Accident Injures One - 06/08/21

This morning at 9:10, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a reported Fall patient on NW Timmerman Road in the rural community of Gales Creek. While responding it was determined that this incident was a trauma patient due to a tractor accident. It was found that a local resident had last been seen at 6pm last night while out mowing areas of the property with a small tractor. They were discovered by family around 9am and 911 was called. Our first arriving crews found the patient down approximately 15 feet in a ditch along Timmerman Road. They were stuck under the tractor and not able to get back to the roadway. Firefighters safely moved the patient from under the tractor and used a rope system to bring them back to the roadway.

It took firefighters 25 minutes to immobilize and bring the patient to the roadway with the rope system. Once at the roadway, the patient was further assessed and then transported by a Life Flight helicopter to a trauma hospital in Portland with reported serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

We used Highway 6 to land the helicopter, which caused intermittent closures of the highway. It is back open at this time.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Banks Fire District, Metro West Ambulance, Life Flight Network, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police and Washington County Sheriff Office.

Scene Information
Engines - 2
Rescue - 1
Chiefs - 2
Ambulance - 1
Air Ambulance - 1
Law/Road Crews - 4

Total Personnel - 20

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