Man injured when run over by own tractor in Cornwall

A farm worker from Cornwall is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being run over by a tractor he was driving.

The 54-year-old man was in the Nansloe area of Helston when he got out of tractor to open a gate in an isolated field and left the engine running.

The vehicle rolled over him, causing head and chest injuries, police said.

The man, who was local, was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske by air ambulance.

Police said his injuries were possibly life-threatening after the incident which took place just before 1600 BST on Monday.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

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