Former Rogers Fire Department Interim Chief Alan Bradrick is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at a Joplin-area hospital Thursday morning (Jan. 30) according to authorities.
Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said Bradrick was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital after being involved in a tractor accident Wednesday (Jan. 29) on Patton Road in Pea Ridge.
Bradrick is in very critical condition and is currently on a ventilator, according to Bryan Hinds, deputy chief for field operations at the Rogers Fire Department.
Hinds said the department is keeping in contact with the family.
“I think they are all hanging in there just hoping for the best right now,” Hinds said. “He’s got some significant internal injuries. He’s not breathing on his own right now so we are kind of on a holding pattern.”
The family told the fire department Bradrick was on his farm tractor when somehow it ran over him. He was able to phone for help.
The Pea Ridge Fire Department responded and a helicopter took him to a Joplin hospital.
Bradrick’s next door neighbor Darrell David said he’s known the victim for about a decade.
“I don’t really know what happened but it was a bad accident,” David said. “He’s a good man and I’m very sorry this happened to him. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.”
Bradrick served with Rogers Fire for 24 years, authorities said. He served as Interim Chief from 2007-2008.