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Girl suffers serious injuries after being run over by lawn mower

September 4, 2018

A 4-year-old Muskegon girl suffered serious leg injuries after her father accidentally ran her over with a lawn mower.

The incident occurred at 7:51 p.m. Sunday when the father of the little girl, a 27-year-old Muskegon man, was mowing the lawn of his cabin on Porter Road in Logan Township, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Cole said it isn’t clear how the girl ended up behind the mower when her father didn’t see her while he was backing up.

Witnesses told deputies that it didn’t appear that there was any negligence on the father’s part and that the event was an accident.

Cole said the father consented to a drug and alcohol test, which both came back negative.

Life EMS transported the girl directly to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon for her injuries.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Life EMS and Carr Fire Department all responded to the scene.

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