THERE IS ‘CLOSE’ – AND THEN THERE IS ‘ALMOST GETTING YOUR LEGS CRUSHED BY A TRACTOR CLOSE’
A stay-at-home dad was almost crushed while trying to tow his pal’s truck out of deep mud using a tractor – when it flipped UPSIDE DOWN on top of him.
Adam Gregory was helping to clear bush on his father-in-law’s farm in Hamptonville, North Carolina, US, when the large blue Ford 2000 tractor sank into the muddy ground.
Bizarrely, their bid to use a dark blue 98 Dodge Ram 1500 truck for the rescue backfired and that too became stuck in the bog.
Heart-stopping footage shows the moment Adam spins the tractor’s wheels hopelessly in the sludge, before the entire vehicle rears up and tips backwards, falling on top of the dad.
Miraculously, the 29-year-old is spared horrific injuries by curling up like a ball in the gap of his seat to avoid being crushed, before flinging himself to safety at the last second.
His luck continued when the wheel of the tractor kicked back the mud and scooped Adam up with it, pushing him dangerously close to the truck’s spinning wheels – though he saved himself before making contact.