Man runs over girl, 2, with lawn mower

Girl's hands, legs severed

Published  1:44 AM HST Apr 11, 2013
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -

A man ran over his 2-year-old daughter as he pulled a riding lawn mower into his garage in Palm Harbor.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the blades severed the girl's hand and both legs beneath the knees. She was taken to Tampa General Hospital on Wednesday evening. Her condition was not available early Thursday.

Authorities said the man was putting the lawn mower in the garage when he looked up and saw his wife motioning for him to stop. He backed up, unaware that his daughter had fallen behind him.

Firefighters said they treated both parents for hysteria.

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