Jamie Lynn Spears Must Be a Mess After Daughter's Reported ATV Accident


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Our hearts go out to this celebrity mom, who is no doubt experiencing some of the scariest moments of her life. Jamie Lynn Spears's 8-year-old daughter, Maddie, was reportedly in an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accident over the weekend and her grandfather, Jamie Spears, is asking for prayers for the little girl. 

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The adorable niece of pop princess Britney Spears is said to be in the hospital after the Polaris off-road bike she was riding flipped, according to TMZ. She was reportedly underwater for several minutes.

Granddad Jamie spoke with E! News Sunday and asked that the public keep the beautiful girl in their prayers.

"All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie," he said.

While that sounds awfully bleak, a rep for Britney spoke to Entertainment Tonight, and we're hoping this means the situation isn't as dire as it originally sounded:

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.

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Still, anytime you're asking for prayers, it's undoubtedly a frightening time. 

Like most kids, Maddie was probably drawn to the free-wheeling fun of an ATV, but accident statistics could make moms and dads think twice about allowing their kids to hop aboard. 

According to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), from 1982 through 2015, CPSC staff received reports of 3,163 ATV-related fatalities of children younger than 16, which accounts for 22 percent of the total number of reported ATV-related fatalities. 

We can't even begin to imagine what torture she must be going through, wishing she could go back in time and change the course of events to spare her daughter an injury of any kind.

The proud mama, who announced her pregnancy when she was 16, regularly posts photos of the daughter she shares with ex-fiancé Casey Aldridge.

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The little girl is an honor roll student who looks like she has a real zest for life.

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Here she's spotted reaching out to man's best friend. So sweet. 

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Jamie married Jamie Watson (lots of Jamies in this family!) in 2014 and the family looks incredibly happy together. 

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We're wishing for a fast recovery for this little girl. 

Update: According to a statement from Tangipahoa Parish sheriff Daniel Edwards, which was obtained by People, the accident occurred shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon on property owned by Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband, who were present at the time of the accident. 

According to the police report, Maddie was operating the ATV and attempted to steer away from a drainage ditch.

"In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond," the report states. "The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes."

Further details are chilling as the report continues: "Within seconds the child's mother, step-father and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail. The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV's safety netting. Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters."

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