Boy Killed By Dad Driving Float At 4th Of July Parade
This is so sad.
According to USA Today:
An 8-year-old boy riding in a Fourth of July parade in central Oklahoma died Thursday after his father accidentally ran him over, authorities said. The boy was riding on a martial arts group’s float at LibertyFest in Edmond before he got down or fell from the vehicle at the end of the parade, Police Officer James Hamm said.
Part of the float — a truck and flatbed trailer with red, white and blue decorations that was loaded with hay bales — struck the child and knocked him to the ground, Hamm said. “The driver, obviously unknowing what was going on, drove forward and ran over the child,” Hamm said. A number of people, including some children, witnessed the incident, he said. “Many of the kids that saw it knew the child as well,” Hamm said.
The boy was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police didn’t immediately release his or his father’s names. The father was not expected to face charges. Hamm said the man wasn’t reckless and didn’t violate any traffic laws.
“It’s just a freak, unfortunate accident,” the officer said. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said investigators would wait until Friday to interview the father. “We just haven’t had a chance to speak with him and we’re not going to do that today,” Monroe said Thursday.
Wow. We can’t even imagine what the father is going through right now.
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