Tractor Overturns at Rickelman and 4th

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Published on May 23 2014 2:46 pm
Last Updated on May 23 2014 2:48 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(CITY AND COUNTY PATROL VEHICLES FLANK DON GOLDSTEIN'S OVERTURNED TRACTOR AT 4TH AND RICKELMAN)

Traffic was slowed for a time Friday afternoon at Rickelman and 4th after a tractor overturned at the intersection.

A tractor driven by Don Goldstein of Effingham was traveling east on Rickelman about 3pm as Goldstein was hauling a load of hay to a neighboring farmer.  The right rear wheel of the tractor ran off the right side of the roadway and the tractor overturned on its right side.  The wagon stayed upright and it was quickly moved off the roadway, but the tractor was a more challenging proposition.  An implement dealer sent a flatbed to get the tractor off the roadway.

Goldstein was not seriously injured and watched the work to remove the tractor.  Effingham County sheriff's deputies routed traffic through the intersection until the tractor was removed.