A northeast Iowa 17-year-old injured last month when the tractor he was operating rolled over is giving back.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred on August 17th on Clay Hill Road, northeast of Decorah, involving a tractor pulling a wagon. The tractor and wagon entered a ravine and rolled down a steep embankment pinning Kyle Hageman in the wreckage.
Hageman had to be removed by emergency personnel and airlifted from the scene to Gunderson Hospital in Lacrosse with non-life-threatening injuries, but Hageman’s right leg was pinned in the crash for almost two hours.
As a show of thanks to those who rescued him, Hageman along with his parents, Will and Lori Hageman of Ossian, have created a fundraiser event to assist the Decorah Volunteer Fire Department raise funds for purchasing additional rescue equipment.
Hageman says, “I knew that I was in a dangerous situation. I knew the rescuers were in danger, too. I want to help them get more equipment for the next person that needs help.”
*click here for donation details on the Winneshiek County Emergency Management Facebook page