Toddler hurt in lawn mower accident at day care transferred to Kansas City

08/22/2014 12:18 PM

08/22/2014 7:30 PM

A toddler whose leg was badly injured  in a mowing accident at a west Wichita day care Thursday morning has been transferred to a hospital in Kansas City “in an attempt to save her leg,” a police official said Friday.

The 18-month-old girl was in the back yard of a house in the 1800 block of North Shefford Circle when she was hurt shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, police have said. She was taken to Via Christi Hospital for treatment.

Christy Hunt, who runs a day care out of her house on Shefford, was later booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment. Her day care license has been suspended by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The toddler was one of five children ages 3 or under who were playing in the fenced back yard as Hunt was mowing the grass with a newer-model Craftsman push mower, police have said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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