Britney Spears Shared A Devastating Post After Her Niece’s Terrifying Accident Yesterday
Eight-year-old Maddie is in a critical condition.
Britney Spears has asked fans for their prayers after her eight-year-old niece was rushed to hospital yesterday.
Maddie Aldridge, the daughter of Britney’s 25-year-old sister Jamie Lynn Spears, remains in a critical condition following an ATV accident on the family’s Louisiana property. The young girl’s ATV off-road vehicle spun out of control and flipped into a pond, leaving her trapped underwater, according to a police report yesterday.
Maddie’s stepfather Jamie Watson saw the accident happen and rushed to free the young girl, but struggled to undo her seatbelt underwater and free her from the ATV’s safety net. Paramedics arrived within “two minutes” and were able to undo the buckle, eventually removing Maddie from the water.
“Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece,” Britney wrote on social media last night alongside a photo of Maddie.
Official instructions from Polaris, the manufacturers of the ATV, say it should not be operated by anyone under the age of ten, according to TMZ. However this was not Maddie’s first time using the vehicle, as photos from her stepfather’s Instagram show her at the wheel as far back as November 2016.
It’s thought Maddie was swerving to avoid a drainage ditch when the accident occurred. According to police reports, Jamie Lynn and her partner Jamie were just a hundred yards away when the accident occurred, and saw the incident happen, rushing to the pond where Maddie was submerged.
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