Police have charged the driver of a tractor participating in a fourth-of-July parade, in Sedalia, CO, with DUI, child abuse and careless driving charges after he ran over a 6-year-old boy.
Witnesses said that the tractor, driven by 79-year-old David Curtis, had started to go the wrong way on the parade route amidst a group of children riding bicycles. Bystanders began yelling at the driver to stop, but he continued and struck the boy, with the tractor corning to rest on his leg. People from the crowd were able to move the tire off the boy.
Curtis then drove away unfazed, according to investigators. He was stopped by an officer about a quarter mile away from the accident site.