WICHITA, Kan. - UPDATE: A toddler has been seriously injured in a lawn mower accident at a home day care in northwest Wichita.
An 18-month-old girl's leg was run over by a push lawnmower just after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 1800 block of North Shefford Circle. At the time, there was one adult and five children in the backyard, including three three-year-olds and two one-year-olds.
She was rushed to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis by EMS with a severe leg injury. Her current condition is unknown, but police say her leg may need to be amputated below the knee.
Thursday afternoon, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency order of suspension to the day care home, known as Toytown Daycare and operated by Christina Marie Hunt, 39. She was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for aggravated child endangerment. A bond amount has not been set.
Authorities requested the KDHE suspend the operator's license pending the outcome of the investigation into the incident.
WICHITA - An 18-month-old child was seriously injured in a lawn-mower accident.
The incident happened after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at a home day-care in the 1900 block of N. Shefford Circle. Police said the child was in the back yard, and suffered a severe cut to the leg.
The child was among five youngsters being watched at the home.