Saturday, October 2, 2010

Boy, 13, injured in parade-float accident It happend again

By Russ Oechslin Journal correspondent Sioux City Journal | Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:40 pm | Loading…

MILFORD, Iowa -- A 13-year-old boy suffered unspecified injuries this afternoon when he was apparently run over by the wheels of a parade float used earlier in the Okoboji High School homecoming parade.

Okoboji Community Schools Superintendent Bob Miller said the sixth-grader was taken to Lakes Area Regional Health Center by ambulance with an air splint on his leg. He said he believed the boy's injuries were not life-threatening.

The boy, whose name was not released, had been riding on the float as a member of a sixth-grade youth football team, according to Milford Police Chief Vernon Flack.

The incident occurred in the football field parking lot shortly after 3 p.m. as other students were leaving on the float to go to another school.

Flack was still investigating and talking with those at the scene late this afternoon and said he did not know who was driving the float when the accident happened.

Flack added that the boy was conscious and talking in the ambulance.

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