Flight for Life called for tractor accident in Bristol

A 70-year-old man was transported to a Milwaukee area hospital via Flight for Life medical transport helicopter after a tractor accident Thursday afternoon.

From a Bristol Fire and Rescue media release:

At 1645 hours on Thursday, June 2nd , the Bristol Fire & Rescue Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 14400 Block of 104 th Avenue in Bristol for a male subject reported to be run over by a tractor. Bristol Fire & Rescue crews requested Flight For Life be placed on standby while en route to the scene due to the indicated mechanism of injury. Upon arrival on scene, the victim was found to be located approximately 700 yards away from a residence in a farm field. Pleasant Prairie Fire Rescue was requested to the scene with an ATV in consideration of potential difficulties in accessing the patient. Bristol crews established contact with an approximately 70-year old male who was found to be conscious and alert. The patient was assessed and treated by Bristol Fire & Rescue crews before being transferred to Flight For Life and flown to Froedtert Hospital, a Level I trauma center in Wauwatosa, WI.

UPDATE 9:59 a.m. — The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the accident victim as Edward Gillmore, 69, of Bristol, and the location as the Oakvue Farm, owned by Thomas Gillmore. From a media release from the Sheriff’s Department:

On June 2nd , 2016 at about 1643 hours Deputies along with Bristol Fire and Rescue responded to Oakview Farms, 14700 – 104 th Street, Town of Bristol, for a report of a male subject involved in a Farm Accident. Dispatch advised a male subject was run over by a farm tractor in a field. Upon arrival by Deputies and Rescue units, it was found that Edward C. Gillmore, 69, from the town of Bristol was cutting grass in the farm field at the above address. Mr. Gilmore was sitting up and responsive. Reports indicated that at one point while cutting grass Mr. Gillmore had gotten off the tractor and was standing next to it. The tractor, described as an older model John Deer, slipped out of gear and struck/rolled over Mr. Gillmore. Deputies report that Mr. Gillmore stated that the tractor rolled over his legs and chest, missing his head. Bristol Rescue requested Flight-for- Life to respond for possible internal injuries. Flight-for- life transported Mr. Gillmore to Froedtert Hospital for further treatment and evaluation. The incident appeared accidental with nothing suspicious reported. The farm is owned by Mr. Gillmore’s son, Thomas Gillmore of Bristol.

The Gillmore Family is known locally for its annual hosting of a live nativity at the farm.


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