Friday, December 13, 2013
From staff reports
DURHAM – A year-old girl was injured Friday afternoon when a strap on her car seat became wrapped around her neck and then caught on the tire of the utility vehicle she was riding in on a farm.
The Maine Warden's Service said the accident happened at about 3 p.m. at Celestial Farm. The girl was in the car seat on the utility tractor, which was driven by the girl's grandmother, who owns the farm. The tractor was being used to take feed to horses on the farm. The girl was playing with the excess strap on the seat when it got wrapped around her neck and then caught under the tire, authorities said. The girl was taken to Maine Medical Center where she was treated for what the MWS said was non-life-threatening injuries. The MWS did not release the name of the girl or the grandmother. They said the incident remains under investigation.