Latino toddler fighting for his life after mom runs him over with lawn mower
A horrific lawn mover accident has left a 2-year-old Florida boy in critical condition after his mother accidentally ran over his legs with the machine. The boy's mother, 23-year-old Maria Isabel Huerto Bello had been mowing their yard when she put the mower in reverse and hit her son Anthony while he riding his bike.
The boy was rushed to Florida Hospital Lake Placid where he underwent surgery for his injuries. What a scary freak accident!
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Anthony was airlifted to a hospital and may have to get more surgery after his condition became graver overnight. The Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that in 2011 about 3,780 children below the age of 14 were hospitalized for lawn mower related accidents. In the past year, a few other Florida children experienced the same fate as Anthony.
So far police are ruling this an accident and haven't charged the toddler's mom. I can't imagine how Anthony's mother must feel! First of all this is a scary accident for ANYONE, let alone a child to go through. His mother must be feeling incredibly guilty over this awful careless mistake. I hope Anthony pulls through, but this should also remind us to be careful when operating heavy machinery. You never know if you'll end up harming a neighbor, yourself--or worse--your own child.
My thoughts are with the baby's family as they pray and hope that doctors can save little Anthony after his horrific accident.
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