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A 91-year-old man was flown to the hospital in critical condition after a lawn mower rolled over and he became trapped underneath it near Harvard, fire officials said.

The Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 1:50 p.m. Friday to the 4600 block of Blue Jay Road in unincorporated Harvard for a report of a rescue call.

Harvard Fire Chief John Kimmel told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 91-year-old man was operating a riding lawn mower.

He drove off an embankment and the lawn mower rolled over onto him, Kimmel said.

The man was trapped under the equipment and firefighters worked to free him.

Crews were able to free the victim from under the lawn mower within a few minutes.

He suffered multiple traumatic injuries in the incident, Kimmel said.

A LifeNet medical helicopter was called and landed in a vacant lot on the east side of Route 14 and Route 23.

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The ambulance transported the victim from the scene to the landing zone and transferred the man to the helicopter.

Kimmel said the helicopter flew the man to Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside in Rockford in critical condition.