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May 25, 2012
With summer approaching, grass throughout Ohio is starting to grow again, prompting homeowners and landscapers to begin the weekly ritual of mowing lawns. However, this chore can quickly turn dangerous, and can sometimes even be deadly.
Take, for instance, the case of a 4-year-old girl who was left seriously injured after being run over by a lawn mower. An article from Channel 5 News stated that the accident happened at 4:00 p.m. Monday on Jerusalem Road in Vermillion, Ohio. Police say that the child’s mother indicated the young girl was playing in the yard while she mowed the grass. She failed to see the child behind her when she put the riding lawnmower in reverse, hitting the child and knocking her to the ground. The child’s feet then went beneath the vehicle and got caught in the mower’s blades.
The child was airlifted to a local children’s hospital in critical condition. Once she arrived, doctors had to amputate the girls left foot and ankle, as well as four toes on her right foot. Despite the severity of the injuries though, doctors expect the girl to make a full recovery.
The Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller and McCarthy understand just how simply a single mistake can lead to a Catastrophic Injury. That is why they suggest keeping all children under the age of 12-years-old at least 50 yards away from running lawn equipment.
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