OLD TOWN — A 7-year-old Maine boy is in the hospital after losing his foot in a lawn mower accident.

Old Town Fire officials say the Monday evening accident at the Regency Trailer Park on U.S. Route 2 happened as the boy was running toward his grandfather who was cutting the grass with a ride-on mower.

Old Town Police officer Debbie Holmes says the boy tried to stop as he neared the mower, but he slipped and slid partly underneath it.

The boy’s name was not released.

The boy was flown to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he was listed in fair condition on Tuesday.

The Bangor Daily News says the community is now trying to raise money to help the family.

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