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Mother amputates son’s leg with lawn mower

By Mason White 5:01 PM July 21, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A boy was hospitalized after his mother amputated his right leg with a lawn mower.

2-year-old Zayden Collins of Florida, was taken to the hospital after an accident on Saturday morning.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the boy’s mother, 33-year-old Tiffany May Collins, was riding on the commercial lawn mower when the boy ran towards her.

The mother said that she attempted to shut off the lawn mower when she saw Zayden running towards her, but she was not fast enough.

The blades continued to rotate on the child’s right foot after he slipped on the wet grass and went under the lawn mower.

His leg was amputated about three inches above the ankle, according to family members.

First responders packed the amputated foot in ice and rushed the child to the Tampa General hospital, but doctors were unable save his leg, according to the family.

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