Police: Dad accidentally backs over son with riding lawnmower

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LENEXA, Kan. -- Police say a 4-year-old boy is in serious condition after his dad accidentally ran him over with a lawnmower.

It happened in the 27500 block of West 83rd Street.

Police say the 4-year-old's dad was reversing the riding lawnmower when he accidentally ran over his son. When police got there, they could only describe the scene as horrific.

Police say the boys leg was gone. His right arm was badly injured and doctors are working to save it.

The 4-year-old was conscious and crying when officers got on scene.

The boy was airlifted and taken to Children's Mercy around 6 o'clock in serious condition.

Officers told FOX 4 the boy is a tough kid and that they'll be praying for him.


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