Worker seriously injured in hayride accident at farm market near Dexter
A 23-year-old worker was seriously injured in a hayride accident Saturday afternoon at Jenny’s Dexter Market, just west of downtown Dexter, authorities said.
The woman either fell off the hay wagon and was run over by it or was trampled while leading the wagon, Dexter Fire Lt. Michael Grissom said. There were no other reported injuries.
Grissom said when firefighters got there shortly before 2 p.m. the woman was lying injured in the field and the wagon had already been taken away. He said the woman was conscious and alert and was flown by a Survival Flight helicopter to the University of Michigan Hospital, where she is undergoing treatment.
An unidentified woman who answered the phone at Jenny’s Dexter Market late Saturday afternoon said she didn’t have any information about the accident and suggested calling back on Sunday.
“We really don’t know much about that right now,” the woman said. “We just know there was an accident on the hayride.”
Grissom said the initial call to the fire department indicated that multiple children had been injured after being trampled by horses at the farm market. That turned out not to be true.
The farm market, located at the intersection of Dexter-Pinckney and Island Lake roads, is a popular local attraction.