Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services and Venango Volunteer Fire Department crew members stand watch as AirLife (based in Holyoke) takes off from the farm scene Friday to transport the accident victim for further medical treatment. — Johnson Publications
AirLife helicopter lands at farm accident site for medical transport
Richard Hahlweg was injured in a farm accident five miles northwest of Venango, Nebraska, Friday, June 1, that prompted an AirLife helicopter (based in Holyoke) to land on scene of the Paul Hahlweg property.
Sedgwick County Ambulance Service was called to the farm accident at Colorado County Roads 61 and 10. Venango, Nebraska, Volunteer Fire Department was paged to assist Sedgwick County in preparing a landing zone for AirLife.
Because of state licensing, Venango does not have emergency medical service jurisdiction in Colorado.
According to Venango Fire Chief Steve Tucker, the injured person was attempting to grease a planter when the driver of the connected tractor began backing up, unaware he was there.
The planter caught Hahlweg’s foot and proceeded to run over his leg, hip and possibly part of his abdomen.
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