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Northern Indiana Woman Hit by Tractor

As Esther Slabaugh was pushing her bike up a hill, a tractor carrying a large bale of hay was chugging along the same road.

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – A LaGrange County woman is on the mend after being hit by a tractor.

Esther Slabaugh was pushing her bike up a hill up in Shipshewana Wednesday afternoon when she was struck by a tractor driven by Joseph Mast.

Mast was carrying a large bale of hay on the tractor at the time. He told police he didn't see Slabaugh before he hit her.

Slabaugh was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital with possible injuries to her legs, back, pelvis, and abdomen. She is expected to recover.

The incident is under investigation.

(Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty.)

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