Boy run over by float during Fourth of July parade

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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UPPER ARLINGTON, OH -- Authorities say a boy was injured when he was run over by a float during a Fourth of July parade.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the boy was walking alongside a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington when witnesses say he either stopped or lost his footing. That's when he was knocked to the ground and a trailer wheel ran over his leg.

Police Officer Shawn Paynter says the boy suffered a leg injury that wasn't life-threatening. He says the boy seemed to being doing OK. The officer estimated the boy's age as about 11.

The parade was stopped for about a half-hour while paramedics tended to the boy.