Father accidentally backs over 6-year-old son with lawn mower in Pennsylvania, police say

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Father accidentally backs over son with lawn mower in Lower Nazareth Township: Police
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Father accidentally backs over son with lawn mower in Lower Nazareth Township, police say. Christie Ileto has more on Action News at 4 p.m. on October 22, 2019.

LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Penn. -- A 6-year-old Pennsylvania boy is in intensive care following a terrible accident involving a lawn mower.

It happened at a home in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County, just after 6 p.m. Monday night.

Police say the 6-year-old boy's father accidentally backed over him with a riding lawn mower, trapping the child's leg in the blades.

The dad was able to lift the machine up and apply a tourniquet to control the bleeding, but the boy still suffered life-threatening injuries.

He's now being cared for at Lehigh Valley Hospital.