I got a call from my brother last night on my way home from Columbus. He told me he was in an accident and immediately I felt weak. With my mom being in a fatal accident a couple years back things like this haunt me. Luckily and I say he's very lucky to escape from this accident alive. As you can see from the picture below the tractor flipped over backwards and directly on top of him. He was pulling a tree into the clearing when the tree got jammed and caused the tractor to flip before he could react. He's drove a tractor for years but yesterday it might as well been his first day. It shoved his knees to his chest and trapped him underneath. His arm was pinned by the steering wheel and he couldn't get out by his self. Fortunately he never cuts wood alone and had 2 people there with him. If it hadn't been for those 2 people he wouldn't have made it out of there. They jacked the tractor up with a truck jack enough for them to be able to dig him out and unpin his arm. He remained calm so he says throughout the process after he started to get his breath back. He did spend several hours at the emergency room getting checked out for broken bones, internal bleeding, checking out his lungs ,etc. According to them everything seemed to be ok besides his badly bruised arm and swollen hand. Things happen for a reason and on this day my brother escaped with minor injuries and soreness thus far. It's hard to imagine the space he was pinned in unless you actually were there to see it close up, but a little to the left or a little to the right and he would have been smashed. Had he not had someone there or had to wait on a rescue crew he says he wouldn't have made it out of there. After 30 minutes and finally making it out he was growing very weak and it was hard to breathe. Before I had gotten the call from my brother I had made plans to go rabbit hunting at the farm where I grew up today. My brother joined us and although he wasn't able to hunt he walked around with us to keep from stiffening up. I know he's going to be very sore because he was already today but I thank God for taking care of my brother and being there saving him from yesterday's accident. I'm amazed he was even able to walk around today but I know he was in pain. I don't mean to scare people but this was an eye opener for me. Lots of lessons learned from this but the most important one of all is to cherish everyday you can with your loved ones. I really do believe things happen for a reason and I'm very happy my brother is still here today. I'm hoping within a few weeks he'll be ok.