3-year-old airlifted after being hit by lawnmower


ANSONIA – A 3-year-old child was injured Tuesday after being struck by a riding lawnmower.

On April 12 at 4:41 p.m. Darke County Sheriffs deputies, along with Ansonia Rescue and Careflight, responded to the injury accident in the 400 block of Winbigler Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Derrick Kolker, 27, of Ansonia Ohio, was mowing a lawn when he struck the child that had run up behind the riding lawnmower.

The child was transported by Ansonia Rescue to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office landing zone where he was transferred to Dayton Children’s Hospital by Careflight. The child has non-life threatening injuries according to family members.


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