PALM HARBOR, Fla. (April 11, 2013)—A man in Palm Harbor, Fla., accidentally ran over his 2-year-old daughter with a riding lawn mower.
Jeremiah Nugent, 47, was cutting grass Wednesday at his Palm Harbor home and about to park the mower in his garage when he sensed his wife was alerting him that he was about to drive over something.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the man responded by putting the mower in reverse, accidentally running over his daughter who was behind him.
The man immediately turned off the mower, and the woman called 911.
Authorities say the child's feet were severed at the ankles.
Her left hand was injured but intact.
She was taken to Tampa General Hospital.
Information about her condition was unavailable Thursday.
Firefighters say they treated both parents for hysteria.