Toddler run over by mower in Jennings County; flown to hospital

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JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. — A 2-year-old boy from Jennings County has suffered serious injuries and was flown to Riley Hospital after his grandfather backed over him with a lawnmower.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department called the incident “a terrible accident”.

According to the sheriff’s department, the accident occurred around 1 p.m. in the 3600 block of Grayford Road. Police said the boy ran towards his grandfather as he was backing up the lawnmower. The grandmother reportedly gave chase, but the young grandson fell and was backed over while the lawnmower was mowing.

The child was taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital before being flown to Riley.

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