Bicyclist flown to Fort Wayne hospital after being hit by a tractor

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. (ADAMS) — A Shipshewana bicyclist was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospitalized after being struck by a tractor hauling a hay bale.

Police and medics were called around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday to C.R. 900 West and C.R. 250 North on a report of a bicyclist struck. According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, Joseph Mast of Shipshewana was southbound on C.R. 900 West on a Massey Ferguson compact loader when he struck Esther L. Slabaugh from behind as she was walking her bicycle heading south.

She was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital after complaining of pain from her waist down.

Her current condition has not been reported.

No other details were provided.