A three-year-old boy was run over by a riding lawn mower in the Niagara area Thursday evening.
The boy, who is currently in critical condition, had entered the family home while his father was operating the mower. The father did not notice that his son had slipped back outside and was walking behind the machine.
The father reversed, knocking down and running over his son.
Thanks to the quick actions of the off-duty paramedic supervisor living next door, the boy was stabilized before being transported via helicopter to hospital.
Lyndsey Vanstone, lead producer on The John Oakley, suffered a lawn mower injury herself when she was 5-years-old, in much the same manner. Her father was cutting the grass with a riding mower when he ran over Lyndsey’s leg. Luckily, the staff at Sick Kids in Toronto were able to save her leg.
A reminder to keep an eye on your children when mowing the lawn this spring and summer.