Boy, 11, survives after head run over by tractor

An 11-year-old southern Illinois boy’s survival of an accident in which a tractor ran over his head is being described as nothing short of a miracle.

KFVS-TV reports that fifth-grader Dylan Singleterry of Vienna nearly died after Tuesday’s accident.

Relatives say the family was clearing a field of hay when they took a break for supper. That’s when the boy’s 10-year-old brother hopped onto the tractor to play but kicked it out of gear.

The family says the younger boy pushed Dylan from the tractor as the machine headed for a tree. But Dylan’s head was run over by a tractor tire weighing as much as 1,500 pounds.

Now, Dylan is talking but has some brain damage as he faces more therapy, as well as reconstructive surgery next month.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-boy-tractoraccide,0,2236501.story

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