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Boy, 8, run over, hurt by parade float in Illinois

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy has been run over and injured by a parade float at a holiday event in northeast Illinois.

The accident occurred Friday night at the Festival of Lights Parade in Crystal Lake.

Crystal Lake police released a statement saying the boy had been a participant in the parade and was riding on the local Boy Scouts organization’s float. The vehicle consisted of a flatbed trailer being towed by a truck.

Police say that while attempting to get off, the boy became “entangled with a revolving wheel of the float.”

The boy fell to the street and the wheel rolled over the lower half of his body.

Police say paramedics transported the boy to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

No citations were issued. 

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