Law enforcement was alerted about the accident by a passing motorist who called 911, Craft said.
Bartel said Monday that as a standard procedure with possible head or neck injuries, local EMS officials couldn?t extract Krause without moving him.
In order to safely transfer him, the top of the tractor was cut off allowing rescue teams to get Krause out that way.
?He had no broken bones,? Bartel said, ?but he did have some bruising and he said he is sore.?
Krause was not wearing a seat belt, but Bartel said the cab kept him inside the tractor and possibly helped him avoid even worse injuries.
Whenever emergency personnel suspect head or neck injuries in an accident, Bartel said he was told that the patient is transported to an out-of-county facility for tests.
?He was lucky,? Bartel said of Krause.