Backyard dangers: Lawnmowers

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 10:21:37-04

Parents, you know to keep a close eye on your kid at the park, but what about your own backyard?

All this week, News 3 is showing you some of the hidden dangers close to home.

We are so used to the hum of lawn mowers during the summer-- that we often forget just how dangerous they can be.

Our sister station at Fox 8 talked with one mother who says the sound of a lawnmower brings back terrifying memories.

It takes her back to when her four-year-old son slipped in front of her neighbors mowing the lawn with a four-blade mulching riding mower.

There are 16,000 lawn mower injuries a year nationwide.

Doctors warn children should never be around lawn mowers while they are in use, especially children under the age of 6.