September 25, 2014 10:07 am -

Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant is in critical condition after a tractor accident.

The former congressman, 73, is “sedated and he’s not doing well,” his wife told The Vindicator a few minutes before heading back to the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he was taken after first being rushed to Salem Regional Hospital.

Traficant was driving a 1943 Ford tractor about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at his family farm on West South Range Road about 140 feet into a large pole barn when the vehicle struck a large steel blade on the ground, said Goshen Police Chief Steve T. McDaniel.

That caused the tractor to flip with Traficant still in the vehicle’s seat, but trapped with the tractor on top of him, McDaniel said…

It is believed that Traficant suffered a heart attack on the tractor, said Linda Kovachik, a longtime family friend and former aide when Traficant was in Congress. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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5 responses to Ex-Congressman Traficant In Critical Condition

  1. rg9rts September 25th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    GWS that is a tough way to go…

  2. Guy Lauten September 25th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Karma is such a bitch.

  3. mrsgunka September 25th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Farming is a very dangerous occupation no matter your background.

  4. tiredoftea September 25th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    He paid his dues, but never changed his hair style.

  5. Spirit of America September 25th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    His painting of horses & pastures was actually coming along quite well.