Child seriously injured in lawmower accident


****UPDATE**** The child is now listed in stable condition and is expected to survive the tragic incident.

A 2-year-old child received a serious arm injury after falling from a lawnmower. The 911 Command Center received the call at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. The caller stated the accident occurred in the 300 block of Smith Island Road near Powhatan and the child had serious lacerations to the arm and hand area.

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NPSO deputies, Natchitoches EMS and Life Flight responded. The 911 dispatcher assisted the mother with triage and proper use of a tourniquet while first responders were en route. The child was airlifted to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

NPSO, EMS and the Times staff send prayers for the child’s recovery.