Monday, June 02, 2014

Machete-wielding woman airlifted to hospital after relative ran over her foot with lawn mower

A dispute between family members in Vigo County led to a woman being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital on Friday afternoon. The Vigo County Sheriff's Department says deputies were called at around 4:45pm and found a 59-year-old woman with severe injuries to her foot.

The woman and her 91-year-old male relative have been involved in a longtime property dispute. Witnesses told deputies that just after 4:30pm, the woman was upset and drove her Jeep through the man's yard causing damage to the yard. The man, who was on a mower at the time, confronted the woman in the driveway.

An argument ensued and the woman got out of the Jeep carrying a machete. The man quickly turned the mower, causing the mower to run over the woman's lower leg which resulted in a severe injury to her foot. Neighbours called 911 and the woman was airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

The Sheriff's Department says detectives interviewed the man but were unable to interview the woman due to her condition. Once detectives complete their investigation, the case will be turned over to the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office to determine if charges will be filed.

There's a short news video here.

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