In Titusville, Florida,a terrible and tragic lawn mower accident took the life of a Titusville toddler. It was rported by the Titusville Police Departmentt that the 19 month toddler was riding in a trailer attached to a lawn mower. The toddler fell out of the trailer, hit his head, and then was run over. Titusville Fire Rescue responded to the scene and the injured Florida child was airlifted to Parrish Medical Center. Unfortunately, the child died as a result of the lawnmower accident injuries. See Titusville Florida Toddler Dies as a Result of a Lawnmower Incident.
Serious injuries to children take place at home or the homes of friends and relatives. Yes, even simple activities at the home or outside the home can lead to serious injuries and in this case even death.
Lawnmowers are tools over everything else. At times, lawnmower owners and operators use the tools for transportation and, yes, to entertain children. Anytime, a child is towed or carried in any trailer or item with wheels – safety measures should be followed including the use of safety belts and helmets. If an item is not designed to transport a child, then it should not be used.
When a child is injured as a result of an incident that took place at the home of a friend, neighbor, or yes a family member (other than a parent), there are often times questions as to the rights of the child including the payment of medical bills, the provision of medical treatment, the availabaility of insurance, and other issues. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – covers these topics and many others. The book is provided to parents and other caregivers for free at Free Book to Parents Searching for Answers When There is a Child Injury – The ABCs of Child Injury.