Decatur lawn care worker injured in accident

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DECATUR, Ala. – A lawn care worker was flown to the hospital after an accident Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Cedarhurst Drive in southwest Decatur. A lawn care company crew was getting ready to leave from the site where they were working.

Emergency crews on the scene said the driver started the truck and began to drive off, thinking all the workers were in the truck. He didn’t realize that one man was still bed of the truck securing tools. That man fell off the truck and was run over by the trailer.

The injured man was flown to Huntsville Hospital. Emergency crews there said he likely has back and head injuries.

Decatur police are investigating.