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3yo's foot amputated after lawn mower incident

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 22:39:43-04

A 3-year-old's foot had to be amputated Friday after a lawn mower accident. 

The child had left the house and ran toward the father on the mower. The father didn't see the child and made a turn, running over the child. 

With such a traumatic injury, the child was in life threatening condition with a large blood loss. The child was transported to a field near a church and then flow to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

A statement from Johns Hopkins said "there is no doubt that the application of that tourniquet absolutely saved the child's life today."

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