(MILVERTON, ON) - On September 10, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County detachment, Perth East Fire Department and Perth County Paramedics (EMS) attended a rural residence east of Milverton for a farm accident. It was reported that a 2-year-old was run over by a piece of farm equipment.
The female youth was transported to a London hospital with life threatening injuries.
Police are reminding everyone that dangers need to be recognized and avoided for our children to be safe on farms.
With more and bigger equipment being used in our farming operations, we must do what we can to assure our children's safety as well as our own.
Before operating a piece of machinery, take the time to be aware of hazards or bystanders and always encourage children to play in a safe area.