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McCracken County officers save young girl after lawnmower accident

Corporal Zack Dunigan (left) and Deputy Kenneth Baldwin (right) saved a one year old girl using...
Corporal Zack Dunigan (left) and Deputy Kenneth Baldwin (right) saved a one year old girl using a Combat Application Tourniquet (pictured in center).(McCracken County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 1:03 PM CDT
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A one-and-a-half-year-old girl is now in stable condition after a serious and life threatening accident.

It happened on Thursday, May 6 in the 6000 block of Old Mayfield Road.

Deputies said she was riding a zero-turn lawnmower with an adult when she fell and was struck in the leg by the blades.

This resulted in serious and life-threatening injuries, leading McCracken County Corporal Zack Dunigan and Deputy Kenneth Baldwin to apply a Combat Application Tourniquet.

The girl was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

The ambulance was escorted by the sheriff’s office to the Kentucky – Tennessee State Line, after which, the Tennessee Highway Patrol escorted it to a children’s hospital in the Nashville area.

Due to inclement weather, they said air transport was not available.

As of Friday, they said she was out of surgery and in stable condition.

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