ARLINGTON — A 3-year-old boy who fell off a tractor that then ran over him was listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Monday night.
The boy and his 5-year-old brother were riding on the tractor with their father, 39, who was moving some dirt in the 1500 block of 172nd Street NE in the Arlington area. The younger boy was sleepy, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said.
The father put the tractor in reverse, then put it in a forward gear again, she said. The tractor jerked and the younger boy tumbled off the back, she said.
In an attempt to secure the tractor, the father put it in reverse and it rolled over the boy, Jorgensen said. The father took both boys and rushed to Providence Everett Medical Center’s Pacific Campus, where the young boy underwent treatment and tests, she said. Doctors said they boy had a partially collapsed lung and possibly some swelling in his brain. He was transferred to Harborview as a precaution and for further evaluation.
"It was just a terrible accident," Jorgensen said, adding that alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
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