Sunday, February 3, 2008
Parade Float Accident in FL
Nine-year-old killed after being run over by parade float in Plant City Christmas parade
PLANT CITY -- Police in Plant City are investigating an accident where a child was run over by a parade float. It happened at the Plant City Christmas Parade near the intersection of South Collins Street and East Laura Street.
According to officials the 9-year-old Jordan Davis Hays of Lake Panasoffkee was walking alongside the float, passing out candy when he tripped and fell under the float sponsored by the Greater Heights Family Worship Center.
According to police he was hit by the float twice as witnesses tried to alert the boys' cousin, Ricky Carlton, who was driving the float.
The boy was transported to South Florida Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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