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4-year-old Makaya Lee run over by riding lawnmower in Bowling Green

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Bowling Green, Florida -- A young child has been flown to Tampa General Hospital after being run over by a riding lawnmower on Friday.

4-year-old Makaya Lee of Bowling Green was reportedly playing outside with her older sister while their father did yard work shortly before 11:30 a.m. As the dad backed up the lawnmower, he accidentally struck one of the pre-schooler's legs.

See also: Experts say prevention is key in lawnmower safety

Bowling Green's Police chief tells 10 News that it appears to be a freak accident and that charges are not expected.

Makaya is reportedly in fair condition at TGH.

This is the second time in recent months that a small child was run over by a riding lawn mower in the Tampa Bay area.  Back in April, 2-year-old Ireland Nugent was seriously injured after her father accidentally ran her over.

Nugent lost both of her feet in the accident, and has since been fitted with prosthetic limbs as she continues her recovery.

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