Jamie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter, Maddie, was badly hurt in an ATV accident Sunday, and her current condition is said to be extremely serious.
Sources from Kentwood, Louisiana told TMZ that Maddie was on a Polaris off-road vehicle when it flipped over. They were also told she was underwater for several minutes and unconscious. It was also reported she was then airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Jamie Lynn was not with her daughter when the accident occurred. Maddie was involved in a hunting expedition at the time of the accident.Instagram
Spears was 16 when she announced she was pregnant. At the time she was engaged to the father Casey Aldridge, but is now married to Jamie Winston.
According to E News, Jamie Lynn’s father asked the public to keep his daughter and granddaughter in their prayers. Fans over twitter and Instagram have been sending their prayers and support forward to Maddie and Jamie Lynn.
A rep for Britney Spears told Entertainment Tonight, “The details the media are reporting surrounding the incident regarding Jamie Lynn’s daughter Maddie are incorrect. Right now the Spears family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this time and appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.”
This story is currently developing.
TMZ reports that Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband struggled to free Maddie from the submerged ATV for several minutes before cops came to her rescue. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s department says Maddie was driving the Polaris ATV around 3 P.M. on Sunday when she swerved to avoid a drainage ditch and flipped the vehicle into a pond. She got the ATV for her seventh birthday.
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Jamie Lynn and Jamie Watson were about 100 yards away when the incident happened, but were able to reach Maddie in seconds. Unfortunately, they struggled to free her from the ATV due to the safety belt and netting. Paramedics were able to remove her within a couple minutes. She is currently stable, but in critical condition in a New Orleans hospital.
Britney Spears mentioned the incident on Twitter writing, “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.”
Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece 💜 pic.twitter.com/lTlVQmNEh5
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 6, 2017
Update – 2/7
According to Us Weekly, Maddie is awake and talking.
“With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness midday Tuesday, February 7,” the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department told People magazine in a statement provided by a Spears family rep. “The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, Louisiana. Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident. Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today, and she is awake and talking. Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely, but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.