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Children and Lawn Mowers Often a Tragic Combination
Dale Jarka, MDCM, FRCSC, FAAP
(June 22, 2018)
I remember the call very well. I was sitting on the patio of a local restaurant, having dinner with my husband and son one balmy summer evening 3 years ago. The resident I was on call with told me a 5-year-old boy whose grandfather had backed over him with the riding lawn mower had just arrived at the hospital. The boy had a significant injury to his left leg.