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2-year-old Ireland Nugent loses feet in lawnmower accident in Palm Harbor
2-year-old Ireland Nugent loses feet in lawnmower accident in Palm Harbor | wtsp.com
PALM HARBOR, Florida -- A 2-year-old girl lost both of her feet in a lawnmower accident in the Westlake Village subdivision of Palm Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says.
According to detectives, 47-year-old Jeremiah Nugent was cutting the grass on his riding lawnmower Wednesday evening. He was about to park the lawnmower in the garage when his wife, 31-year-old Nicole Nugent, came out and began to wave her hands at him.
Nugent reportedly thought Nicole was alerting him that he was about to drive over something, so he put the lawnmower in reverse and backed it up until he realized he had run over his 2-year-old daughter, Ireland.
Earlier reports indicated Ireland's legs were amputated at the knee, but investigators now say her feet were actually severed at the ankle. Her left hand was also injured, but is intact.
The girl was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. Witnesses tell 10 News she appeared to be stable and alert as she was transported.
Pinellas detectives say the incident appears to be accidental in nature.