Toddler dies in freak lawnmower accident

RUSHSYLVANIA, Ohio — Authorities in western Ohio say an 18-month-old boy crushed between a lawn mower and a pickup truck over the weekend has died.

Logan County Sheriff Randall Dodds tells the Springfield News-Sun that investigators believe Elias Dickinson became pinned Sunday while his father was trying to jump-start a lawnmower. It happened in Rushsylvania, about 50 miles northwest of Columbus.

Dodds says the death is being treated as an accident.

The boy was taken to a hospital but died. The Bellefontaine Examiner reports that investigators interviewed his relatives but didn’t immediately release further details about how the accident occurred.

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Parents claim day care bound their child to chair with duct tape

A couple were horrified after being sent a photo of their four-year-old daughter “duct taped to a chair while at nursery.”

Parents Elysha Brooks and Christian Evans say they were contacted by the Department of Children and Family Services in Missouri and sent a picture that appears to show their daughter taped to a plastic chair.

The parents believe the picture was taken while her daughter was a student at the Little Learners of Florissant daycare. They say the nursery school never contacted them about an incident.

Brooks told WBRC: “I’m looking at a picture of my daughter duct taped to a chair, and her facial expression, I can just imagine how she felt.”

The mom said she didn’t know anything was wrong until the authorities contacted her.

Dad Evans added: “I won’t be happy until that daycare is shut down, for one, and whoever did this to my child, whoever it is, either – it’s not an either – she needs to be in jail.”

“Seeing your child duct taped to a chair, seeing the anxiety, seeing how scared your kid is, knowing for one that you’re not there to protect them and knowing for two that you have people around that would stoop to that level to hurt your child puts you in a crazy mind state.”

In Facebook post yesterday, Ms Brooke wrote: “This incident supposedly happened in March and the daycare still fail to inform us of the situation.

“Also failed to document a incident of a rock being lodged in my baby ear that almost damaged her eardrum….”

WBRC said the center did not respond to requests for a comment.

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