Palm Harbor lawn mower accident: West Lake Village toddler loses legs in lawn mower accident
Jacqueline Ingles, WFTS
5:26 AM, Apr 11, 2013
12:16 PM, Apr 11, 2013
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- A little girl, two-and-a-half years old, lost both of her legs and part of a hand Wednesday evening after police say her father accidentally ran over her with his riding lawn mower in the driveway of their home in West Lake Village Subdivision in Palm Harbor.
Authorities in Palm Harbor said the father of the two-and-a-half-year old did not see his her in the driveway of their home, and ran her over with his riding lawn mower.
According to an officer at the scene, the little girl's mother tried flagging down the father to stop, but he didn't see her and couldn't hear her.
The father ended up down the driveway and into the street before he realized what happened.
The little girl lost both of her legs below the knee, and one of her hands was severely injured.
Police said the girl's father swaddled her and immediately called 911.
She was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital where she is now being treated, and her parents are by her side.
Police said it will not be possible for the girl's limbs to be reattached.