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Child injured in Lake Placid lawn mowing accident

Lake Placid, Florida -- A mother brought her 2-year-old son to the hospital Wednesday morning after he was apparently run over by a lawn mower. 

According to a report from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened around 10 a.m. at a home on the 400 block of Hayride Avenue in Lake Placid. 

The mother, says the report, was mowing the lawn when she somehow ran the child over, causing serious injuries to his leg. 

See also: Experts say prevention is key in lawnmower safety

The toddler was originally taken to Florida Hospital Lake Placid's Emergency Department, but has since been flown to Tampa General Hospital, where he is in critical condition following surgery. 

There have been at least three other lawn mower accidents involving children in Florida this year. 

In Hardee County, where 4-year-old Makaya Lee injured her leg after being run over by a riding mower back in July. Just days after Makaya's accident, 3-year-old John Christopher Fox Jr. of Fort Myers was also injured after he was accidentally run over by a riding lawn mower.

Before that, 2-year-old Ireland Nugent was seriously injured after her father accidentally ran her over outside their Palm Harbor home.

Nugent lost both of her feet in the accident, and has since been fitted with prosthetic limbs as she continues her recovery.

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