Girl Lifts Tractor Off of Parent!
A man who was pinned by his overturned tractor and losing breath with each scream says he was saved by his two teenage daughters.
Jeff Smith of Lebanon, Ore., was trying to pull a stump out of his garden last Monday when his muddy boot slipped off the clutch. The tractor flipped, and the steering wheel pinned his chest to the ground.
The daughters, 16-year-old Hannah and 14-year-old Haylee, heard him screaming and ran to help.
The girls say they called 911, but decided they couldn't wait for emergency crews. They each grabbed a side of the tractor and started lifting, finally making headway around the seventh try
the 2 Oregon teenagers lifted a 3,000-pound tractor off of him.
They reportedly lifted the tractor enough to free his torso and give him room to breathe.
“It’s amazing. You hear about this kind of stuff — this adrenaline rush, being able to pick cars up and slide people out,” Smith told KGW, the NBC affiliate in Portland. “You never realize it’s really there until you actually witness it.”
The girls tried to dig their father’s arm out but struck compacted dirt. Hannah got on her four-wheeler and found a neighbor, who brought his own tractor and used its shovel to finish freeing Smith, the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper reported.