Farming accident report near Oakland (ages corrected 9:45-a.m.)

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October 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

One person was injured during a farming accident over the weekend northeast of Oakland, in Pottawattamie County. Sheriff’s Department spokesman, Sgt. Dwayne Riche says a Case model 275 tractor owned by David Lee Applegate, of Oakland, and driven by 16-year old Cory Reichart, of Oakland, was backing up to a trailer, under the direction of 18-year old Collin David Applegate, of Oakland.

As the tractor was backing up, Collin Applegate’s left leg got caught between the trailer and tractor, causing a severe, but non-life threatening injury. Sgt. Riche says the mans’ leg was nearly severed at the knee. He was flown by helicopter to Creighton University Hospital’s Trauma Center for treatment.

The accident happened at around 1:45-p.m. Saturday.