Child run over by parade float
by Brittany Wise Reporter
One child was injured on Saturday, Sept. 28 after being run over by her group’s parade float during the Honeyfest Parade in Clarkson.
According to Clarkson’s Chief of Police Jeff King, a student who had been riding an elementary school cheerleading float got off of the float along with a number of other girls, and began to walk beside it at some point during the parade route.
The group’s float consisted of a trailer being pulled by a truck, and the driver of the truck had built a wooden barrier to cover the wheels of the trailer in an effort to increase its safety, King said.
The injured girl became caught in the wooden wheel barrier as she was walking, and was pulled under the tandem wheels of the trailer.
The juvenile female was treated at the scene and taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by Grayson County EMS. King said that she is believed to have suffered a fractured foot, along with multiple bruises and scrapes over her entire body.
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