Boy, 2, Critical After Mum Runs Over His Leg With Lawn Mower

14/08/2014 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

Mowing the Yard

A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after his mother accidentally ran over his leg with a lawnmower.

Maria Isabel Huerto Bello, 23, was mowing their yard in Lake Placid, Florida, on Wednesday as her son, Anthony Meza, was riding his bike. She put the lawn mower in reverse and ran over her son, police say.

The child was rushed to hospital with serious injuries to his leg and may need more surgery.

He remains in critical yet stable condition in the paediatric intensive care unit at Tampa Hospital.

The incident is just the latest involving a lawnmower accident and children this year.

In April, Ireland Nugent lost both legs below the knees when her father accidentally reversed over her as he drove the lawnmower at their home.

She has now been fitted with prosthetics and her family is collecting donations on a fund raising page.


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