Jamie Lynn Spears's Daughter Is 'Awake And Talking' After ATV Crash

Maddie, 8, reportedly drove the vehicle into a pond

UPDATE (2/7/17, 4:05 p.m. ET): Maddie's recovery continues, but as of Tuesday (February 7) she's "awake and talking." Doctors reportedly removed her ventilator but are still monitoring her condition.

"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," the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department told People in a statement. "It appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident."


Jamie Lynn Spears's 8-year-old daughter Maddie is in "stable but critical condition" following an ATV accident at their family home. According to a police report obtained by People, Maddie and the vehicle were submerged in a pond Sunday afternoon (February 5). Spears and husband Jamie Watson — Maddie's stepfather — saw the crash happen and immediately rushed to help her.

"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," the report reads. "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 accident reportedly occurred after Maddie tried to steer the ATV away from a ditch. "In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond. The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes," the report states.

On Monday afternoon, Maddie's aunt, Britney Spears, posted a message on Twitter: "Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece."

This story is developing. MTV News will continue to update as more information becomes available.