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Originally published: 2012-09-28 12:33:07
Last modified: 2012-09-28 12:33:07

Man injured in lawn mower accident

A man was hospitalized Thursday evening after a lawn mower accident in Banner Elk.

The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. in the 4300 block of Rominger Road.

The man suffered lacerations to his right foot and toe as a result of the accident, said Craig Sullivan, director of Watauga Medics.

After being taken to Watauga Medical Center, the victim later was transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, he said.

The man's identity and the cause of the accident were unknown as of Friday morning.