6-Year-Old Boy Loses Foot to Lawnmower After Mom Accidentally Ran Over It

6-Year-Old Boy Loses Foot to Lawnmower After Mom Accidentally Ran Over It


Every year, 80,000 people, including 5,000 children, go to the hospital with lawnmower injuries. The mother of 6-year-old Jonah Douglas is recounting one such “freak accident” that recently led to the boy losing his foot. Bethany Douglas told Inside Edition that Jonah ran up behind her while she was cutting grass on a riding mower. She backed up, accidentally running over his foot without knowing he was there. Jonah was rushed to a Missouri hospital and had to have his foot amputated.


An X-ray shows how the six-year-old's foot was shredded following the freak accident this year
An X-ray shows how the six-year-old’s foot was shredded following the freak accident this year

 

Jonah's parents feared their sports-mad son, pictured with his prosthetic on a slide, would be out of action for the rest of the year
Jonah’s parents feared their sports-mad son, pictured right with his prosthetic on a slide, would be out of action for the rest of the year but he has surpassed all expectations and is walking without assistance, pictured left, just two months following the major surgery


Jonah Douglas was playing outside when mother Bethany, 41, pictured together, crashed into him while driving the ride-on garden tool at their home in Missouri
Jonah Douglas was playing outside when mother Bethany, 41, pictured together, crashed into him while driving the ride-on garden tool at their home in Missouri


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