LEBANON, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — Two teenage girls lift a 3,000-pound tractor off their father, saving his life.
The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the tractor 36-year-old Jeff Smith was using to pull out a tree stump flipped upside down and on top of him Monday at his home in Lebanon, Ore.
“The steering wheel and the steering column is what had me pinned on my chest,” he told KPTV.
His daughters, 16-year-old Hannah Smith and 14-year-old Haylee Smith, heard their father yelling for help.
“We heard, ‘Save me. Help me, God,’” Haylee Smith told the Democrat-Herald.
The two called 911 and were miraculously able to lift the 3,000-pound tractor just enough to free Jeff Smith’s chest, but his arm was still pinned underneath the tractor.
“I don’t know how I lifted it, it was just so heavy,” Hannah Smith told KPTV. “And I could feel it, I could just feel all the weight. But we just did it. We both did.”
A neighbor brought over his own tractor and used its shovel to completely free Smith, according to the Democrat-Herald.
“If these two hadn’t have been here to hear me,” Smith told the Democrat-Hearld. “They saved my life.”
Smith suffered a broken left wrist and some nerve damage from the incident.