An off-road accident left Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter Maddie Aldridge seriously injured on Sunday night, according to a report.
The 8-year-old was riding in an ATV when it flipped over into a pond. TMZ reported Aldrige was submerged under water for a couple of minutes and unconscious before being airlifted to a nearby hospital. According to the website, Jamie Lynn was not with her daughter at the time of the accident, which reportedly occurred amidst a hunting expedition. Spears co-parents Maddie with her ex-fiancé, Casey Aldrige.
Jamie Lynn and step-father James Watson were just 100 yards away from where Maddie had crashed the Polaris off-roading vehicle into a pond.
Late Sunday night, Spears’ rep told E! News, ”Right now the Spears family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this time and appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.”
Maddie Aldridge was taken to a hospital in New Orleans where she is reportedly in “stable but critical condition”. A source also tells E! News that CPR was performed on the young girl before she was taken to the nearby hospital.
“All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie,” Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, told Entertainment Tonight Sunday. Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn’s sister, sent a similar message on Twitter.
Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece 💜 pic.twitter.com/lTlVQmNEh5
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 6, 2017
Our thought and prayers are with the Spears family. <3