Tractor veers off bridge near 18th
A GOLF course groundsman was lucky to escape serious injury yesterday when the tractor he was driving toppled off a bridge.
Fire fighters and ambulance were called to the Sandy Gallop golfcourse on Lobb St, Churchill, about 1.40pm where they found the large slasher on its side in a shallow gully near the tee-off to the 18th hole.
Initial reports suggested the tractor was submerged and the occupant trapped, however the 50-year-old male driver was standing up when they arrived.
The tractor had fallen about 1.5m off the edge of a small concrete bridge, landing on a dry section of the bank.
Paramedics treated the driver for neck pain, placing his neck in a brace before taking him to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.
A crane was called in to lift the toppled slasher out of the gully.
Sandy Gallop management declined to speak about the mishap.