Toddler suffers severe injuries after being struck by lawnmower

Posted at 6:52 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 18:52:10-04

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A toddler suffered severe injuries after being struck by a lawnmower on Tuesday.

It happened just before 2 p.m. in the 300 block of 180th Avenue in Deerfield Showmanship.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office said a 2 1/2-year-old girl was running around the yard when she was struck by the mower. The 31-year-old woman who was riding the mower told authorities the girl came up behind the mower while she was backing up and did not see her.

The victim suffered severe injuries to the forearm and was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment.