KENEFICK, Texas -- A father accidentally ran over his son s foot while driving a lawn mower in Liberty County Thursday afternoon.

The Liberty County Sheriff s Offices said deputies were called to the 100 block of CR 645 around 4:45 p.m. They say a father was mowing with a riding mower when he saw that his 6-year-old son was too close to his path. He told his son to back up, but as he passed, he looked back and saw his son on the ground.

Officials said the boy s foot was partially amputated. Life Flight was called and the boy was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

There s no word on his condition, but authorities said he was alert and talking as he was being loaded into the helicopter.

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