Lexington man, 2-year-old taken to hospital after dump truck hits tractor

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man and his great-grandson were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after the tractor they were on was struck by a dump truck.

The Lexington Dispatch reports William McMahan, 82, had just left his Rowe Road home with his 2-year-old grandson around 5 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Troopers tell The-Dispatch McMahan was driving the tractor north across U.S. Highway 64 West when the dump truck, which was headed west on the highway, collided with the tractor.

The collision ejected McMahan and his grandson, troopers said.  The paper reports McMahan landed in the roadway, while the toddler landed in the grass.

McMahan was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  A hospital spokeswoman told The-Dispatch he was in serious condition as of Wednesday evening.

The toddler was treated and released from Brenner Children’s Hospital, troopers said.

The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.  They have not determined who is at fault.

Read more: The-Dispatch.com