Wichita Toddler Badly Hurt In Lawnmower Taken To KC Hospital

By: KAKE, Nick Viviani
By: KAKE, Nick Viviani

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) — A toddler has who was seriously injured in a lawnmower accident at a Wichita home day care has been transferred to a Kansas City hospital.

An 18-month-old girl's leg was run over by a push lawnmower just after 9 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 1800 block of North Shefford Circle. At the time, there was one adult and five children in the backyard, including three three-year-olds and two one-year-olds.

She was rushed to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis by EMS with a severe leg injury. Her current condition is unknown, but police say her leg may need to be amputated below the knee. She was transferred to a hospital in Kansas City where doctors hope they can save her leg.

Thursday afternoon, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency order of suspension to the day care home, known as Toytown Daycare and operated by Christina Marie Hunt. The 39-year-old was later booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for aggravated child endangerment. She has since bonded out.

Authorities requested the KDHE suspend the operator's license pending the outcome of the investigation into the incident.

For a link to the KDHE Child Care Licensing Compliance Search, click here.


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