VERMILION, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) — A 4-year-old girl is fighting for her life after her mother accidentally ran her over on a riding lawn mower.
Vermilion police say Melanie Justice was mowing the lawn and began backing up without noticing that her daughter, Cadence, was right behind her.
The mower knocked the girl down, causing her feet to get stuck under the mower blades.
Cadence was airlifted to Rainbows and Babies Hospital in critical condition.
No criminal charges will be filed as police say it was an accident.