Leimiswil (BE) – Seventy-something dies in tractor accident

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The 74-year-old Swiss was planning to cut grass on a steep slope with a tractor when the vehicle began to slide and then rolled over.

On Monday, shortly before 7:30 p.m., a serious accident involving a tractor occurred in Leimiswil (BE), in the municipality of Madiswil, said the Bernese cantonal police in a statement. According to current information, a man was planning to cut grass on a steep slope with a tractor when the vehicle began to slide, rolled down the slope and eventually overturned. The driver of the tractor was fatally injured. An emergency doctor arrived on the scene could only note the death of the 74-year-old Swiss national.

The Care Team of the Canton of Bern has been hired to take care of relatives. Under the direction of the Emmental-Upper Aargau Regional Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Bernese Cantonal Police opened an investigation in order to clarify the exact circumstances of the accident.

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