A tractor is retrieved from a dam at Sandy Gallop Golf Course on Monday afternoon. Ambulance and fire crew staff attended and a crane pulled the tractor out of the dam.
A tractor is retrieved from a dam at Sandy Gallop Golf Course on Monday afternoon. Ambulance and fire crew staff attended and a crane pulled the tractor out of the dam. Claudia Baxter

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.



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