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Two-Year Old Recovering From Lawn Mower Accident

FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL) -- A two-year old Fayette County girl faces a long road to recovery. Nevaeh Howard was riding in a wagon, as her Dad pulled Nevaeh and his other kids with the family lawn mower.  

Ricky Ray Howard, Junior says, "I hooked up the wagon and gave 'em a ride like my grandpa used to do with us."

But, the family tradition suddenly turned tragic. The mower jerked, tossing the kids out. The, the mower went into reverse and ran over two-year old Nevaeh.

Howard says, "It was just a tragic accident you know and nobody would ever think something like that would happen.

"I got the lawn mower off her. It could have been a lot worse, a lot worse."

But, before Ricky could get the mower off his daughter, the blades had cut her had so badly, not even the renowned doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester could save her hand.

Nevaeh's Mom, Christina, "It's hard to see her lay there." But, they are grateful she's still with them.

"Thankful that she's still here. That's going to be the hardest part. Explaining what happened; that it was a tragic accident."

Online Reporter: Ron Steele


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