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Ride on Mower traps Event Rider

Kubota Ride on Lawn Mower A former British international event rider is in a critical state after being left trapped under his ride-on mower for ten hours as it leaked fuel over him.  

Hendrik Wiegersma got caught underneath his vehicle while he was cutting grass at his farm in Highampton near Hatherleigh, West Devon.  Worse followed for the 62-year-old as the mower's petrol seeped onto his skin, causing severe chemical burns to his legs leaving him with multiple injuries including a broken hip, a punctured lung and kidney damage.

Mr Wiegersma's family were unaware he was out mowing and so did not raise the alarm until ten hours after the accident.

Read more on The Daily Mail story

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