Young boy suffers leg injury after being struck by riding lawn mower

May 6, 2022, 6:02 PM | Updated: 6:04 pm
A 2-year-old boy suffered a serious leg injury Friday after being run over by a riding lawn mower t...
A 2-year-old boy suffered a serious leg injury Friday after being run over by a riding lawn mower that his father was operating. Photo credit: Brian Champagne.

HYRUM, Utah — A 2-year-old boy suffered a serious leg injury Friday after being struck by a riding lawn mower in Cache County.

According to Captain Curtis Hooley of the Logan Police Department, the incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. Hooley says the boy’s father was mowing his lawn and accidentally ran over his son. The man thought the child was still inside the house when he backed his riding lawn mower up. 

The child was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center for treatment. Hooley says the child was later transported to Primary Children’s Hospital for additional treatment. 

Hooley says the child’s leg was “cut up quite a bit” and there was a partial amputation to the foot.

While the incident took place in the jurisdiction of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, Logan Police is handling the investigation as the father is a county corrections employee.

While the investigation is still ongoing, Hooley says intoxication has been ruled out, and it simply appears to be an accident.

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