Only a week after a woman was killed when a riding mower fell on top of her, another New York state resident was inured in a mowing accident. Firefighter say the accident happened Sunday afternoon after they responded to a call for help.

Last week, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said that a woman from Victor, NY was killed  when she was pinned underneath a riding mower.

Woman Killed Last Week in Upstate New York 

WROC reports that an investigation said the woman went off a 5-foot retaining wall while mowing the grass Friday. The machinery then landed on top of her, pinning her to the ground, says police. The lawnmower caused the woman to suffer internal injuries, and she was pronounced dead by the local coroner, reports WROC.

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Second Person in New York State Injured In Riding Mower Accident 

The Clyde-Galen Fire District told WROC that a driver of a riding mower was injured after the machine rolled down a steep embankment in the Village of Clyde Sunday afternoon.

WROC says that firefighters were able to pull the individual from the machine, before the person was turned over to EMS and transported to a nearby medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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How To Get Your Lawn Ready For Fall

You keep up with it all summer long; the watering, the seeding, fertilizing, mowing, raking - it seems like a never ending chore that's thankless at its core. Maybe that's why at the first sign of colored leaves on the trees and falling temperatures, many quickly give up the task of lawn care.

And who could blame those who abandon lawn care right after Labor Day and the start of school; cutting the grass isn't really fun to begin with and those extra steps needed to ensure a green and lush lawn (fertilizer, thatching) are just more work than many care to put in.

But totally ignoring your lawn during the fall isn't the best choice of action - especially if you want a nice looking one come spring.

Thankfully, fall lawn care isn't all that much different from what you've been doing all summer long. Here are some good tips to get your lawn ready for to hibernate during winter and press back into shape once springtime rolls around.

Gallery Credit: Steve Tanko

More Fatal Lawn Mower Accidents in New York 

Accidents such as this can happen more than you may think. In September, a 74-year-old Binghamton man was killed after driving his riding lawn mower into the road and getting struck by a motorcycle, according to WIVT. 

Just a few days later, a 65-year-old Seneca Falls man was killed when a SUV hit the mower this was riding, according to WHAM. Yet another similar crash claimed the life of a person on a riding mower in Portland, NY in July, says WNY News Now.

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Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams