Brighton girl injured in skid-loader accident
A 5-year-old girl in Jefferson County was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Friday after being pinned between a barn and a skid loader.
The incident occurred at 4:25 p.m. in the 1500 block of Willow Boulevard in rural Brighton. Jefferson County Sheriff Gregg Morton said the girl was taken by AirCare to the hospital for fear of internal injuries.
Morton said the child climbed onto the right rear side of the loader under the arms of the bucket, and that the operator was unaware she was there. Morton said he has experience working on skid loaders and said it is impossible to see that part of the vehicle from the driver’s seat.