Junction woman injured in tractor mishap
December 23, 2001
Steamboat Springs — A woman was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center Saturday after suffering minor injuries from a tractor accident.
At about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Grand Junction resident Helen Ross, 70, was driving north on County Road 14 when her vehicle slid off the west side of the road into the ditch, Colorado State Trooper Dave Seifken said.
Steamboat Springs resident Craig Haverley spotted the accident and drove a ranch tractor to the scene to pull Ross’ vehicle from the ditch.
Haverley asked Ross to climb into the tractor, which was parked facing up a slope in the southbound lane, so he could drive her to the top of the hill to flag down traffic for safety, Seifken said.
“When she got into the vehicle, the tractor slid down the side of the road and rolled,” Seifken said. “The road was icy and snowy.”
Ross suffered minor injuries and was released from the medical center Saturday, Seifken said.
The accident closed C.R. 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. so the tractor could be pulled from the ditch.
Haverley was not injured and was issued a citation.