Just recently, news about Jamie Lynn Spears daughter Maddie made headlines. Her 8-year-old daughter is currently in “critical but stable condition” following a harrowing ATV accident at their family home on Sunday. Reports say that Maddie and the ATV she was riding submerged into a pond with her parents helplessly unable to save her.
Jamie Lynn Spears Daughter Maddie Involved In Scary ATV Accident
According to People, the accident happened in full view of Maddie’s mom and her stepdad Jamie Watson. Just before 3 PM on Sunday, the little girl avoided going over a ditch and ended up steering towards the pond. According to a statement from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, “within seconds, 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 says. CPR was also performed on the young girl before she was taken to the nearby hospital.
Britney Spears Asks For Prayers For Niece
CNN reports Jamie Lynn’s sister Britney Spears is also asking fans for prayers for her niece. The pop star posted a photo of Maddie on Instagram and wrote, “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.”
Maddie is stable, but nonetheless critical condition. The whole Spears family shared a brief but heartbreaking statement with the outlet regarding the tragic accident.
“All we can say is pray for our baby Maddie,” her grandfather Jamie Spears said. “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.”
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Jamie Lynn Spears Asks For Privacy
Jamie Lynn also responded to earlier reports claiming she was not present when the tragedy happened. She said how the details of some reports were “incorrect,” but thanked her fans for their prayers. She took to social media to ask everyone to respect their privacy during their time. Nonetheless, she expressed her gratefulness to those who send them messages of support.
The official police report also emphasizes the family’s need for privacy during this difficult time. “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 accident. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time of need,” the report concluded.
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