The Wichita home day care owner arrested for child endangerment Thursday evening is now out on bail.
Police were called to Toytown Daycare, in the 1800 block of N. Shefford, shortly after 9:00 a.m. They found an 18-month-old had suffered what police are calling a "traumatic leg injury" during a lawn mowing accident.
A neighbor who lives behind the daycare heard the accident. She was out on her deck at the time and had seen the woman who she says runs the daycare mowing.
"Then there was a pop from the mower and then a baby cried," said Gilsy Gilbert. "And then she's carrying the baby, but there was no more crying and she was saying, 'Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!'"
At first, Gilbert didn't think the child was hurt that badly.
"I didn't think it wasn't that bad. Just the lady yelling, 'Oh my God!' or 'Oh my gosh!' It sounds like something happening but I thought it was just like a scratch or something."
The girl was among five children at a licensed home day care.
Lt. Chris Bannister confirmed to Eyewitness News the daycare's owner Christina Hunt, 39, was the one operating the lawnmower at the time of the accident. Around 5 o'clock Thursday evening, she was arrested and booked into jail on charges of aggravated child endangerment.
Police say they will work with the Department of Children and Families and the EMCU as they continue their investigation.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has temporarily suspended Hunt's day care license.