Police: Child run over during Christmas parade should fully recover

Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 7:27 PM CST
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NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) – A young child was rushed to the hospital after being run over by a trailer during the Newport Christmas Parade Thursday.

According to Newport Police Chief Larry Dulaney, the 7-year-old was on a float throwing candy when he lost his balance and fell under the flatbed trailer.

The chief said the boy’s legs were run over, and he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a later statement, Detective Sergeant Mark Harmon said that the child was ultimately taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for care and that they are expected to make a full recovery.