Child injured in tractor fall

A YOUNG child was taken to hospital with head injuries yesterday after becoming trapped underneath a tractor on a Suffolk country estate.

The three-year-old boy was said to have been sitting on the back of the vehicle as it travelled slowly, but fell off.

He was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived at the scene and was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Emergency services were called to Chelsworth Hall, near Hadleigh, at 10.28am.

Paramedics found the youngster trapped underneath the vehicle and he was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a head injury.

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A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We had a call that a three-year-old boy had been trapped underneath a vehicle. On arrival it appeared that a child had fallen off a tractor which was travelling at low speed and sustained a head injury.

“The child was conscious and breathing but was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance for treatment.”

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “The child was on the back of a tractor at Chelsworth Hall when the incident happened.

“Unfortunately the boy fell off the tractor and was then run over by the vehicle, suffering serious injuries.

“The boy was then taken to hospital by ambulance.”

The boy’s father said his son had been in an accident and was in hospital but was not seriously injured.

He declined to comment further on the incident.

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