Brookline woman, 88, injured in mowing accident |

Brookline woman, 88, injured in mowing accident

An 88-year-old woman cut the tips of three fingers in a mowing accident Friday at her home in Brookline.

Neighbors said they saw Maria Aimone mowing her lawn and mulching the leaves in the backyard shortly before city 911 dispatchers received a call about the accident about 4:30 p.m. Aimone was taken to UPMC Mercy, Uptown, for treatment, dispatchers said.

“I was in the kitchen and heard the mower and thought, ‘Who is cutting grass this time of year?’ I guess she was cutting the leaves,” said a neighbor, Rita Milroth.

“She lives alone and always does her own lawn. She’s very stubborn and won’t allow anyone to help her. She is very independent, but it’s too much for her to take care of that place alone. You couldn’t ask for a better neighbor.”

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