The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a lawn mower accident that seriously injured a 4-year-old boy.
Authorities say around 6 p.m. Monday they received a call that a child had been run over with a riding lawn mower.
According to witnesses, the child walked to neighbor Robin Coccia’s home on Cavalcade Lane in Pataskala while he was mowing his yard.
Authorities say Coccia was unaware Joseph Loughry was standing behind the mower and struck the boy.
Loughry was flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus where he remains in critical condition.
The accident remains under investigation.