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    Default Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfoxtamp

    I have a friend who lost his son in a similar accident.

    Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower

    PALM HARBOR (FOX 13) -

    A toddler lost both legs and part of her hand Wednesday night after authorities say she fell in front of a riding lawnmower.

    The accident happened in Palm Harbor around 7:30 p.m.

    According to Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, the girl's father was driving the mower when the she ran toward it. She slipped and fell, and the father was unable to stop the mower in time.

    "She suffered from immediate amputations to both legs below the knees and partial amputation on her hand," Palm Harbor Fire Rescue said in a media release.

    The girl was flown to Tampa General Hospital, where officials said the parents are also being treated for symptoms related to extreme emotional duress.

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    That is the reason my kids are not allowed outside while I'm cutting grass. It's just too dangerous!

    Last year I had one of the pins fall out of the anti-scalp rollers, and I didn't realize it. I drove off the edge of the driveway, and the drop was just enough (1") to let the roller come out of the deck. The roller went under the deck, got caught by the blades, and it flew 50+ feet and put a hole in the tin in the side of my shed. It could have easily killed someone!

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    Quote Originally Posted by fordmantpw View Post
    That is the reason my kids are not allowed outside while I'm cutting grass. It's just too dangerous!

    I'm with you... we have the grandkids over a lot, and I don't mind letting them have a ride on the tractor, BUT that's the only thing going on then, a ride. I refuse to let them near the tractor when I'm working/mowing and have to concentrate on something other than them.
    My neighbour will mow his lawn with his 8-year-old grand-daughter on his lap, and his 11-year-old grand-son hanging off the back of the seat, standing on the rear hitch. You'd think a 70 year-old would know better. I cringe when I see it.

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    I don't even let my dogs out side when im mowing. If I care about something, im usually overly cautious. How does a toddler go out unnoticed? unless the wife opened the door and said "go play in traffic you crying little chit".I guess idiots all across the country don't give a crap judging by the number of these types of accidents popping up

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    Quote Originally Posted by BigMike50 View Post
    I don't even let my dogs out side when im mowing. If I care about something, im usually overly cautious.
    Ditto!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigMike50 View Post
    How does a toddler go out unnoticed?
    Very easily. Even mom's have to pee once in a while...

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    They already make the blades shut off in reverse....now they just need to mandate that the blades shut off going forward, then riding lawn mowers will finally truly be safe.

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    No...it can still run over something.
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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    Horrible- I saw this today on the internet also. Not sure how the dad can live with himself after an accident like this.

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    Work in a trauma hospital have seen 2 in the past 5 years or so. One was below knee and partial foot. Other was above knee. One instance of backing over one of running in front of. Happens more than your think.

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    Default Re: Toddler loses legs in accident with riding lawnmower Read more: http://www.myfox

    I won't elaborate in regards to the Safety issues, because WE all realize the importance of appropriate measures being taken while working with or around equipment. I will, otherwise. pray for the Toddler. This Girl's Life will be changed forever. I hope that the Girl will adapt to her loss of limbs and live a productive Life. This comes from the very bottom of My Heart and Soul. Best wishes "Little One".
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