Farmers urge driver safety after tractor-involved crash

Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt in Tuesday’s crash

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Bedford County involving a farming tractor. While no one was killed or seriously injured, some farmers are using this opportunity to remind drivers to share the road.

On Tuesday at about 5 p.m., a work van rear-ended a Ford F-250 pickup truck which was pushed into the back of a tractor on Route 460 in Bedford County near Meade Road.

Tractor-involved crash on Route 460 in Bedford County on Sept. 22, 2020. (WSLS 10)

Thankfully, the driver of the F-250 only suffered minor injuries.

However, that wasn’t the case last year when a 75-year-old Bedford County farmer was killed in a crash.

Tuesday’s crash reminded Ronnie Gross of the dangers farmers face on the road.

“Even though it’s a short distance, it can still be pretty dangerous," said Gross.

Most farmers travel short distances on their tractors using main roads to transport goods from one farm to another.

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