Too many children hurt by lawnmower accidents

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Too many children hurt by lawnmower accidents

July 20, 2018

It can happen in an instant. And it did for three-year-old Kimber Brossart. One moment she was playing; the next, she was bleeding and in pain, after her mom accidentally ran over her foot with the lawn mower.

UW Medicine pediatrician Dr. Fred Rivara says lawn mower accidents are all too common this time of year.

“The common scenario is that the parent thinks their child is either in the house and not around, and the parent doesn’t realize that the child is playfully sneaking up on them,” Rivara said.

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