Be carefull with lawnmower !!!
A little girl in the UK lost her leg in a horrific accident last month. Her mother has told how her daughter named Abigail Reardon, 3, have damage to her left foot and leg after cut by the ride-on mowers in Franklin, Massachusetts in the US.
The horrific incident left the poor youngster should be left needing an amputation from her mid-calf.
Her mother named Sarah Reardon said she is speaking about the incident to warn other parents about the dangers of ride-on mowers.
“I’ve learned way more statistics than I wanted to about what happens to over 9000 children a year. And it very dangerous machines,” she told Boston 25 News .
Ms Reardon said the accident happened quickly when she was out playing and the lawnmower was put into reverse and she was there.
And she said the driver of the ride-on mower has not been identified because what happened was an accident.
As a result of the incident, Abigail spent 16 days in hospital and has had undergone five surgeries, and she is also expected to undergo further surgeries.
And her mother also said her daughter will have to take medication to aid her recovery and need many prosthetic leg fittings over the course of the next 15+ years, or until she’s done growing
The horrific accident was also witnessed by Abigail’s older sister Alexa who will soon begin counselling to help her understand what happened.
Ms Reardon said, “I wanted to warn other parents about the dangers of ride-on mowers. And they’re obviously very dangerous machines.”
As cited News24xx.com from the American Academy of Paediatrics, which advises children be kept indoors while ride-on mowers are in use.