A toddler in Indiana sustained serious injuries on Saturday after his grandfather backed over him with a lawn mower, according to officials.
The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened around 1 p.m. in Commiskey, located about 70 miles south of Indianapolis. “Deputies are still investigating and thus far calling it a terrible accident,” police said.
William and Beverly Waltermire showed up at the sheriff’s office in North Vernon asking for an ambulance for their grandson. While William was mowing the lawn, the 2-year-old boy ran towards his grandfather, chased by his grandmother, according to police.
The boy then fell as the grandfather was backing up and went under the lawn mower while it was still running, the couple told the police. The boy was then flown to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for “serious injuries,” according to police.