Lawnmower drags man into pond

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 2:00am
Staff reports

A Franklin man is recuperating after a bizarre lawnmower accident early Sunday morning on Carrolton Drive in the Rosemont subdivision, NewsChannel5 reports.

The man said he was mowing a steep embankment when the mower slid into the water and dragged him along too. His foot was stuck in the springs and bars on the mowing deck and the water was up to his neck.

He suffered a only broken ankle, but was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a precaution.

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6 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 8/24/09 at 5:35

Almost drowned by a lawnmower.
Sounds like a redneck mafia hit gone wrong.

By: girliegirl on 8/24/09 at 7:10

@House.... LOL I was going to say it might make the "Darwin Awards" list of nominees~

By: Time for Truth on 8/24/09 at 10:00

house, the redneck mafia is in Wilson and Smith Counties.

Too bad News Channel 5 wasn't on the scene with a camera when it happened. Or better yet, his wife with a video camera. Might have been a You Tube hit or made him some money on Funniest Home Videos.

By: SirKnight on 8/24/09 at 10:02

News of The Wierd called. They want a personal interview with this guy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/24/09 at 12:07

talk about drowning in yardwork.

By: total_kos on 8/24/09 at 5:39

Blanket --- LMAO --- good one!