April 8, 2006 - Posted at 12:33 p.m. CST
FARMINGTON, Ark. (AP) _ A toddler run over by a minivan is in
fair condition at a Little Rock hospital today. Fifteen-month-old
Kayce Watson suffered a fractured skull and injury to her chest and
abdomen when she was hit by the vehicle Thursday that was backing
out of a driveway at the home of the child's babysitter.
Forty-four-year-old Deborah Ranz, the babysitter, was cited for
second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.
The driver of the car -- 27-year-old Rhianna Ranz -- was not cited.
Police said another child in the home near Farmington had left a
door open and Kayce went outside.
She was taken to the Farmington fire station, where emergency
medical personnel took her to Washington Regional Medical Center in
Fayetteville. She was later airlifted to Arkansas Children's
Hospital in Little Rock.
Hospital spokeswoman Ginger Daril says the child is no longer in
the intensive care unit and is in fair condition.