PALM HARBOR, Fla. - A 2-year-old Florida girl lost both of her legs and part of a hand Wednesday evening when police say her father accidentally ran over her with his riding lawn mower in the driveway of their home in Palm Harbor.
Authorities said the girl's father did not see her in the driveway.
According to an officer at the scene, the little girl's mother tried flagging down the father to stop, but he didn't see her and couldn't hear her.
The father ended up down the driveway and into the street before he realized what happened.
The little girl lost both of her legs below the knee, and one of her hands was severely injured.
Police said the girl's father swaddled her and immediately called 911.
She was airlifted to a Tampa hospital with her parents by her side.
Police said it will not be possible for the girl's limbs to be reattached.