Maine Boy Has Leg Amputated After Lawnmower Accident
Authorities report that a 4-year-old boy in Maine was recently the victim of a tragic lawnmower accident, which resulted in him having his right leg amputated above the knee.
According to reports, Jordon Talbot was riding in a trailer attached to his father’s riding lawnmower when he fell out and was run over by the machine - consequently being severely cut by the blades.
Jordon was transported by life flight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he was last reported in critical condition. Fortunately, sources say that the boy is expected to get better.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, but will not likely pursue criminal charges.
Side note: According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, " In 2010, more than 235,000 adults and 17,000 children in the U.S. were injured by lawn mowers, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Boys sustain 80% of lawnmower injuries, which most often occur on the arms or the hands. Riding lawn mowers cause more injuries each year than push mowers, because they can tip and even roll over, placing a child at risk of being run over and severely injured."