by Tim Church
MONETT, Mo. – A Pierce City man suffers life-threatening injuries after he is run over by a tractor Wednesday afternoon, four miles west of Monett in Barry County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the tractor was left unattended at Farm Road 2015 and began to roll. While attempting to get back onto the tractor as it was rolling, 74-year-old Robert Carder fell off the tractor and was then run over.
Carder was transported by helicopter to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin to be treated for his serious injuries.