On Sunday, reports got out that Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, Maddie, was seriously hurt after an ATV accident. Sources said that the 8 year-old girl was in stable but critical condition and at a hospital in New Orleans due to a terrible ATV crash in Kentwood, Louisiana.
More details were given by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department about the incident. Officers said Maddie had crashed her off-road motor vehicle into a pond only a few yards away from where her mother, Jamie Lynn and her stepfather, Jamie Watson were standing and keeping an eye on her.
Based on the report, Britney Spears’ niece turned the ATV to her right because she was avoiding a drainage ditch adjacent to the pond. But because of the sharp turn she made, it forced her to drive the vehicle into the pond. She was immediately sent underwater with the ATV.
Sources revealed that Jamie Lynn, Watson and other relatives quickly rushed over and dove into the water to try and rescue Maddie. However, they were unable to free her from the ATV as she was stuck and held by her seat belt and the vehicle’s safety net.
Luckily, emergency services arrived within two minutes and were able to rescue Maddie. They performed CPR on the little girl before she was brought to the nearest hospital.
However, shortly after news came out, a spokesperson of Britney Spears said, “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.”
Today, the Spears family representative released an announcement regarding the actual condition of Maddie. The rep said that she is “awake and talking” to her immediate family and relatives who have stayed by her side ever since she was confined in the hospital on Sunday.
The statement shares, “With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7. The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, La. 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.”
And only yesterday, Britney Spears finally addressed the incident surrounding her niece. She took to Twitter and posted a message for all her followers, “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.”
Moreover, Jamie Lynn made a similar post on Facebook. She wrote, “Love you all so very much. Thank you for your prayers, please keep them coming.”