The 54-year-old man who was airlifted to a Boston hospital after being run over by a trailer in Topsfield Sept. 26 sustained life-threatening injuries. However, Topsfield Fire Chief Jen Collins-Brown said "He is in good spirits. They are still assessing his injuries."

The 54-year-old man who was airlifted to a Boston hospital after being run over by a trailer in Topsfield Sept. 26 sustained life-threatening injuries. The next day, Topsfield Fire Chief Jen Collins-Brown said "He is in good spirits. They are still assessing his injuries."

The chief that the accident, which happened around 3:30 p.m., took place at the Fair-View Farm on Route 1 North near the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Workers were haying the field when a man was run over by a trailer of hay being pulled by a tractor, she said. The man was transported to Beverly Hospital and then airlifted to Boston.

The chief wrote on her news blog that when firefighters arrived at Fair-View, “It was promptly determined by units on scene that the patient’s injuries were severe, initiating a request by command for Boston MedFlight, who would meet the patient at the Beverly Hospital landing pad for air transport to Boston... The patient was transported by air to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, with life threatening injuries."

The field at Fair-View is used as parking for the Topsfield Fair, which this year begins on Oct. 4. However, the chief said, the man was not an employee of the Topsfield Fair. A separate company was performing the haying.