Toddler Died After Granddad Reversed Over Him With Ride-On Lawn Mower

14/08/2014 16:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

Toddler died after granddad ran over him with ride-on lawn mower

A toddler died after his granddad accidentally reversed over him with a ride-on lawn mower.

Jack Joseph Kelley was playing in his garden Ferndale, Washington, US while his 67-year-old grandfather cut the grass.

The mower backed over the boy – who was going to be two years old in a few days time - killing him instantly.

Sheriff Bill Elfo said: "It's what appears to be a tragic, freak accident."

No-one has been arrested. Police believe the grandfather had been visiting the boy's parents at their home when the accident happened.

The little boy had at least two older siblings, a brother and sister.

The tragedy once again highlights the dangers of taking extra care with ride-on mowers around small children after we reported the story of two-year-old Ireland Nugent who had to have both her feet amputated after her dad Jerry ran over her.


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