UPDATE: Police: No criminal charges after lawn mower runs over 4-year-old

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CEDAR FALL, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Falls Police Captain Michael Hayes said no charges will be filed after a riding lawn mower backed over a four-year-old child Wednesday night.

Hayes said it was a "tragic accident" and there was no criminal intent in the incident.

Police are not releasing the relationship between the four-year-old and the lawn mower driver.

The child is no at Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
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A four-year-old got caught under a lawn mower around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30.

It happened between Erik Road and Ashworth Drive along Hudson Road when a person was mowing the grass behind some houses.

Police on scene said the child may not have been related to the person mowing the lawn.

The child was transported to Covenant Hospital with severe injuries.

Police are still investigating the incident. The name of the child is not being released at this time.

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