Tractor did not "run over him," wife says
AVOCA – A local farmer injured in a tractor accident Thursday evening is recovering nicely in an Omaha hospital, his wife said Friday afternoon.
Allen Hauschild of rural Avoca was airlifted to Creighton Medical Center for injuries sustained from "falling off" his tractor," according to his wife Paulene Hauschild.
The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m., she said.
"He's doing pretty good," she said via telephone from the hospital. "He doesn't have any broken bones except some broken ribs. He got his face and arms skinned up pretty bad. They're just going to watch him for a few days, and the ribs should heal themselves."
Fire and Rescue officials who responded to the scene could not be reached for comment at the time of this report.
Despite reports that Hauschild was crushed by the tractor, Paulene said that wasn't the case.
"The tractor didn't run over him," she said. "He fell off the tractor, but he was just lucky the tractor didn't run over him."
Paulene said Hauschild was attempting to get his leg over the seat to apply the brake when he fell.
Avoca, Manley and Weeping Water Rescue were among the agencies that responded to the 911 call.