A Florida dad was left horrified after he accidentally ran over his two-year-old daughter in their yard with his riding lawnmower, dragging her down the driveway and severing her feet. Read on for more shocking details.
Jeremiah Nugent, 47, started up his family’s lawnmower in their Florida home on April 10, and planned to drive it into the garage. Instead, he put the machine in reverse — not knowing his daughter Ireland Nugent, 2, was behind him — and ran over his precious girl.
Dad Cuts Off Daughter’s Feet: The Tragic Lawn Mower Accident
Jeremiah says he was planning on driving his riding lawnmower into the family garage in their Palm Harbor, Fla. home around 7 p.m. on April 10, according to police. His wife Nicole warned him of an object in front of him, so he put the mower in reverse – but apparently did not notice his daughter was behind him. He unknowingly ran over his daughter — and accidentally dragged her the length of their driveway.
As soon as the panicked dad realized what he had done, he immediately shut off the machine, and his wife called 911. According to police, both of her feet were severed and her hand was injured.
Ireland’s Surgery To Remove Appendages
After the tragic accident, she was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, where she was treated for her horrific injuries. She underwent two surgeries, and is due to have two more.
Her parents spoke to reporters at a press conference, and revealed their daughter’s tragic injuries won’t hinder her in her future. Her mother Nicole said:
She will continue to succeed. She will do great things in her life. This will not stop Ireland.
What do YOU think of what happened to poor Ireland, HollyMoms? Are you more careful with your riding lawnmower at home?