Layman Family Farms Releases Statement Following Serious Wagon Accident
Blue Ridge, VA - The operators of the farm where a tractor hauling a wagon of people overturned Friday night, injuring four, have issued a statement about the accident.
Montvale fire chief Scott Hawkins said that six people were on a flatbed trailer tied to a tractor when it rolled down a hill.
A disk jockey for the popular radio station K-92 FM was one of the four injured, ABC 13 has confirmed.
According to Bedford Dispatch, the call came in around 10:22 p.m. Friday.
Officials report that two people had to be air lifted to the trauma center at a nearby hospital and one person was also transported by ambulance.
According to Hawkins, two people fell out of the trailer and were trapped underneath in the water before being removed. He says three people were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with injuries that weren't life threatening.
The rides were part of the farm's fall festivities that included pumpkin picking and a corn maze. The farm was closed after the accident, but re-opened Saturday.
The statement from Layman Family Farms Reads:
"Eric and I wish to express how grateful we are for the support and love we have received from our family, friends, customers and our community. May your support & prayers also be extended to everyone involved and we wish them a speedy recovery. Special prayers go out to Carli and Megan.
Thanks to Montvale, Moneta and Bedford County Emergency Medical teams and Lifeguard 10 for your unbelievable quick response and extraordinary dedication.
We love our community and thank you for your support.
Sharon & Eric Layman"