By Rachel Kytonen
Bob “Scottie” Scott, owner of Scottie & Son Auto Center, located west of Cambridge on Hwy. 95, was severely injured when the tractor he was working on shifted into gear and ran him over.
The call came into the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department at 2:21 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Scott’s daughter, Lisa Johnston, said her father did have another employee with him at the shop when the accident occurred.
According to Scott’s CaringBridge page, Scott was transported by ambulance and brought to Mercy Hospital where they ran several tests, scans and xrays. Scott sustained broken facial bones, broken collar bone, broken ribs, bruised lungs, a possible fracture in his leg and arm, and broken pelvic bone.
Johnston said the family feels blessed her father didn’t have any head/brain trauma and no spinal breaks.
Scott was then transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Once admitted, doctors realized he was bleeding out and having difficulty breathing so they got him on a breathing machine to help him since his lungs were bruised, and they were able to find the bleeding and get it stopped.
On Monday, Scott had surgery to repair his pelvis, and doctors are saying Scott can use crutches as soon as his other injuries allow him to use them. On Tuesday night, the family reported his breathing tube and feeding tube had been removed, and his head wounds were cleaned up. They also said Scott was talking and even “cracked a few jokes,” but stressed he needs his rest and can’t have visitors at this time.
Johnston said her father has been the owner of Scottie & Son for 32 years. She said a benefit account has been set up at MinnCo Credit Union for anyone wanting to make a donation to help with medical expenses.
Scott’s CaringBridge page, www.caringbridge.org, is under the name of Robert “Scottie” Scott.