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Britney Spears Breaks Silence On Niece’s Critical Accident

Britney Spears has opened up about niece Maddie’s critical quad bike accident.

The Toxic singer posted a snap of the eight-year-old, who is her sister Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter – and captioned the pic: “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.”

Tragic accident

On Monday, it was confirmed by People magazine that Maddie is in a “critical but stable condition.”

‪Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece ?‬

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Previous reports cited that the accident took place during a family hunting trip, but a police report reveals the crash happened on Jamie Lynn and her husband Jamie Watson’s property.

Jamie tried to rescue Maddie but “to no avail” after the little girl’s vehicle tried to avoid running over a nearby drainage ditch “causing the ATV to enter the pond.”

Life on the pond… @pslatts

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“The ATV and child were instantly submerged in water right before their eyes,” the report states.

“Within seconds the child’s mother, stepfather and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail.”

Police report

“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,” the police report continues.

“This is an extremely tragic accident. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking you to keep this family in your constant prayers as they try to cope with this horrible incident. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time of need.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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