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