2-Year-Old Girl Loses Both Legs After Dad Runs Over Her With Lawn Mower

PALM HARBOR (CBS Tampa) — A 2-year-old girl lost her legs after her father accidentally ran over her with a lawn mower.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the man did not see his daughter fall behind the lawn mower when he backed up. He only realized after he was pulling the mower into the garage and saw his wife screaming.

“That’s not something you want to hear,” neighbor Oleksandr Ryasnianskiy told the Times.

The lawn mower severed the little girl’s legs below the knees and one of her hands was also cut off.

Palm Harbor authorities tell WFTS-TV that the girl’s limbs are unable to be reattached.

Following the gruesome accident, the girl was choppered to Tampa General Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

Both parents were treated for hysteria at the scene.

The unidentified girl is reportedly one of several children the couple have.


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