Man crushed by tractor accident getting help
MONROE — On Sept. 17, Monroe resident Daryl Wood was clearing land in Eastern Washington when an unexpected accident occurred. The tractor he was operating slipped out of gear and fell 20 feet off of an embankment, crushing him in the process.
Wood was able to maintain consciousness, and with the help of his father they were able to contact paramedics.
He was airlifted to Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane. After hours of surgery, Wood was able to be saved by doctors and is expected to make a full recovery.
After spending three weeks at Sacred Heart, Wood was transferred to St. Luke’s Rehabilitation where he will remain for another two weeks. With the help from doctors and the local rehab facility, Wood should be able to walk again in 10 weeks and can continue working light duty in four months.
The community stepped up: His wife Kaitlyn Wood was able to raise $45,000 on GoFundMe for accommodations around the house.
“This has been such a humbling experience,” Kaitlyn Wood said over a phone call. “I am so grateful he is OK and doing well.”
“This accident will forever change our lives and for us and our businesses to survive through COVID felt like a win, boy was I wrong,” Kaitlyn Wood wrote on the GoFundMe page.
The outpouring of support from family members and the local community has been shocking to the Wood family, and has made them forever grateful for the help.
The family isn’t done raising support and plans on holding a benefit dinner with a raffle, live auction and entertainment at the VFW in Everett at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.
The VFW Post 2110 Everett is at 2711 Oakes Ave.
No reservations are required to attend the benefit dinner, Kaitlyn Wood said.
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