Boy, 2, injured in farming accident

A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after a wagon wheel ran over his head and chest during a farming accident in Lancaster County.

The boy fell off a wagon and was accidentally run over in the 400 block of Vintage Road in Sadsbury Township at around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police in Lancaster.

He was transported to Lancaster General Hospital and then flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Police said he was listed in good condition Thursday, and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police said the boy was with his 11- and 12-year-old brothers while they harvested pumpkins using a flatbed, metal-wheeled wagon and a team of four horses.

The 2-year-old was standing on the hitch while the wagon was stationary, but the horses for an unknown reason were spooked and suddenly moved forward.

The toddler fell and became pinned under a front wheel, and during attempts to free him the wheel traveled across and off his head and chest, police said.

Police initially said the boys were ages 3, 12 and 13. Their names were not released.

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