Accident At Morgan Creek 24 Sep 12

A New Ulm woman was injured while visiting the Morgan Creek Vineyards near New Ulm Saturday evening when she was run over by a John Deere Gator. The incident occurred at shortly after 6pm Saturday. 48-year-old Barbara Marti of New Ulm was a passenger on the Gator when she apparently fell off and was run over. The Gator was driven by 41-year-old Shawn Patrick Hearn. He was reportedly traveling down a road on the grounds of the Vineyard when he missed a turn and was backing up. Marti was pinned under the vehicle after falling off. She was taken to the New Ulm Medical Center and then to the Hennepin County Medical Center. Her injuries are reportedly non-life threatening. Authorities say that alcohol does appear to be a factor in the accident, and that charges are pending against Hearn for driving under the influence of alcohol while operating a recreational vehicle.