22-year-old Dane County man seriously hurt after riding lawn mower accident

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DANE COUNTY — Authorities say a Belleville man was seriously injured when a riding lawn mower he was operating rolled on top of him.

Dane County sheriff’s deputies were called to the accident in the Town of Oregon Friday morning.

Authorities say the 22-year-old man was mowing an embankment at a gravel pit for a landscaping company when the mower tipped and rolled several times, trapping him underneath.

The sheriff’s office says the man’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. He was airlifted to UW Hospital.