3-year-old girl severely injured by lawn mower

May 11, 1994

A 3-year-old Finksburg girl lost two toes and suffered severe lacerations on her right leg and foot yesterday when she was run over by a power lawn mower that neighbors said was operated by her 5-year-old sister.

A neighbor identified the victim as Emily Le Roy of the 3500 block of Pleasant Plains Road. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m.

The girl was flown to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center, said one of the paramedics from the Reese fire company who treated the girl while the ambulance crew waited for the state police helicopter that took her to Baltimore.

Emily was in critical condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Neighbors said the victim's 5-year-old sister, Audrey, was driving the mower in the road with the blades operating when the accident occurred.

State police from the Westminster barracks are investigating.


* Westminster: An employee of Wal-Mart told city police someone stole 45 wood pallets from the rear of the store on Sunday. The pallets were valued at $225.

A West Main Street resident reported to city police that someone broke into his house and stole property valued at $20 on Monday.

A Sykesville resident reported to city police that someone broke the passenger's window on his car while it was parked on the Cranberry Mall lot Saturday. The damage was estimated at $100.

A Sykesville resident told city police someone damaged the sliding door of her vehicle while it was parked at the Englar Business Center on Friday. The damage was estimated at $100.

A resident of Chase Street told city police someone stole his vehicle, valued at $1,500, from West Main Street on Friday.

An official of Tully's Restaurant in the Cranberry Mall told city police someone walked out of the establishment without paying a $26 food bill on May 3.


* Westminster: Westminster responded to a call for gasoline leaking from a truck in the 400 block of N. Center St. at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday. They were out for 19 minutes.

Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Union Bridge were dispatched to investigate a report of smoke in a house in the 700 block of Johahn Drive in The Greens of Westminster at 2:06 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

* Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley responded to clean up at the site of an accident in the 1700 block of E. Mayberry Road at 9:46 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 76 minutes.

* Sandymount: Reese reponded for a brush fire in the 2000 block of Arabian Court at 12:39 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 36 minutes.

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