Lawyer says Wichita lawn mower injury not a crime

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The attorney for a home day care owner who ran over a toddler with a lawn mower says the accident was not a crime.

David Moses tells KAKE-TV last week’s incident is not aggravated endangerment of a child. He says his 39-year-old client didn’t act recklessly. Moses says she feels terrible about what happened to the 18-month-old child.

The woman has not been charged. She was arrested last week on suspicion of aggravated endangerment and later released.

The girl was critically injured by the push mower on Aug. 21. Police continue to investigate the cause.

The state has issued an emergency suspension of the day care’s license.

Neither the identity of the child nor an update on her condition has been released.

 

 

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