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Jamie Lynn Spears Tried to Free Maddie from ATV, Police Report Says

Jamie Lynn Spears Tried to Free Maddie from ATV, Police Report Says

Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband Jamie Watson were nearby when her eight-year-old daughter Maddie was involved in an ATV accident that left her pinned underwater.

The police report on the incident reveals that the accident happened on the family’s property in Louisiana on Sunday afternoon (February 5) just before 3:00pm. It did not happen on a hunting trip, as some reports suggested.

Maddie tried to steer the ATV to avoid driving over a draining ditch located near a pond on the property.

“In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond,” the report said (via People). “The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.”

Click inside to read the rest of the police report…

“Within seconds the child’s mother [Spears], step-father [Watson] and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail. The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV’s safety netting. Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters,” the report continued.

“This is an extremely tragic accident. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking you to keep this family in your constant prayers as they try to cope with this horrible incident. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time of need,” the report concluded.

Maddie is currently hospitalized in stable, but critical condition and we are sending our prayers to her and the whole Spears family.

Read what the family’s rep said in a statement on Sunday night following the accident.

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Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jamie Watson, Maddie Aldridge

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  • VanityInsecurity

    an 8 year old in an ATV? I mean wtf people!

  • Avery Lane

    It’s common for kids to drive them in the south. There are small ATV for children that they can control. This is a very sad accident and I hope baby girl pulls through. My prayers and thoughts are with her!

  • cutitout

    It’s a southern thing. Kids get guns and atv’s instead of Microscopes and dollhouses. There are a lot of accidents that happen with both…….

  • SaraJ

    They obviously can’t control them. It’s dangerous for even adults who aren’t well-trained. Horrible.

  • SaraJ

    They obviously can’t control them. It’s dangerous for even adults who aren’t well-trained. Horrible.

  • SaraJ

    Two minutes without air…? Wow, so sad. Hopefully she has brain activity as I’m sure that’s what they’re worried about.

  • SaraJ

    Two minutes without air…? Wow, so sad. Hopefully she has brain activity as I’m sure that’s what they’re worried about.

  • Cap canuck

    wholly shit generalize a bit .shut up.

  • Cap canuck

    aww ,you know every kid in the world .some can handle it quite well SJW.

  • Cap canuck

    aww ,you know every kid in the world .some can handle it quite well SJW.

  • SaraJ

    Some not all – look at this story right here. DUH

  • mugadoon

    Such a horrible accident. Best wishes to the little one and her family.

  • mugadoon

    Oh, get a life.

  • mugadoon

    It was a fucking accident, you dumbass.

    Please don’t ever have children, you’ll pull down the world’s collective IQ.

    Time to throw some bleach in your gene pool.

  • Cap canuck

    DUH are you like two years old.christ kids these days.

  • Cap canuck

    HAHA ,love you calling her a dumbass.

  • SaraJ

    It’s a negligent accident. All these southern families handing their kids guns and ATVs are giving them more opportunities for fatalities and injuries, period. I’m not saying Maddie deserved this at all – but she shouldn’t have been driving an ATV vehicle at 8.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Living is overrated. Especially your brand of living

  • AeeJay

    its common but illegal. under 10 is considered unlawful.

  • Avery Lane

    It’s not illegal it just doesn’t follow the safety instructions. Big difference.

  • AeeJay

    its a cause for a lawsuit if she allowed my child to ride it on her property. therefore its unlawful.