Tractor Crash at my Premises

 img_01.JPG It was exactly noon, earlier today. I had just taken my lunch. I was installing myself before the TV for the mid-day news. BOOM…PHSSHHHH. I was taken aback. I drew the curtains to see what happened. A white smoke in the air, a blurred view of a vehicle in my yard, and I heard the roaring of an engine that stopped seconds after.

At this moment I could hardly gauge what it was really. I just put on my clothing and rushed outside. A tractor has crashed against the wall fencing my yard along the roadside.

It was such an impact, like a bomb exploding beside me. The smoke, which was actually a cloud of white dust from the broken wall, gave the idea there was a fire. My whole body remained shaking for a while.

In the yard I saw a man, probably the driver, staggering. “What happened, Sir?” I asked. “The brakes failed,” he answered. And when I asked him whether he or anybody was injured he didn’t reply. He appeared confused and stayed dumb as he rushed to the road. A four wheeler was stopping to see the scene. He jumped into it and headed to the hospital.

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There seemed to be another guy with him. It was the tractor attendant whom nobody saw how he got down and where he went. He disappeared in the twinkling of an eye.

Everybody was stunned. There was no serious injury, at least from what we saw for ourselves. Everyone thought it was fatal. Fortunately not. The tractor was heading downhill to Port Mathurin with a tank full of water for distribution somewhere. Were there no wall the tractor could have ended with my house some 10 metres away.

Here’s a view of the wall after clearing. img_0746a.JPG

7 thoughts on “Tractor Crash at my Premises

  1. Holy crap! I bet when you drew the curtains, your thought it was an “alien attack”..lol

    I’m glad nothing serious happened..
    Keep blogging, stay healthy!

    – Wakish –

  2. That looks like an International Harvester – kinds old. I’ve had trouble with my tractor (Ford 8N) brakes also, but I have such steep hills that the tractor can’t go very far before it stalls because it can’t make it up the hill. I’ll bet that guy was shocked. That’s a heck of an impact. I’ll bet you are grateful for the wall in this case.

    Were you brushing your teeth? Hehe

    Anne

  3. Tractors are not the kind of vehicle I trust for safety. You’re right the impact was directly in the line of action of my quarters. The wall was indeed like a shield.
    Thanks.

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