Boy, 6, injured after being run over by lawnmower

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (WOOD) — A 6-year-old boy has been taken to the hospital after he was run over by a lawnmower Saturday.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. in Lake Odessa in Ionia County, according to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department.

The boy was playing in the yard while his mom, 24-year-old Stacy Slaughter, was mowing the yard. The boy tried to ride on the tractor’s small hitch without his mom knowing.

He then fell off the hitch when his mom put the tractor into reverse causing the tractor to run over his leg.

The boy has been taken to the hospital where he is being treated for a severe leg injury, according to deputies.

Deputies would like to remind people to always be aware of your surroundings and make sure all children stay a safe distance away when operating outdoor power equipment.

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