Children Injured or Killed In Parades

Boy Run Over by Parade Float In Menan, Idaho, a 6-year-old boy was expected to survive after being run over by a float during a Fourth of July parade. Jefferson County Sheriff’s official Mickey Earner said the boy was riding on the back of a vehicle pulling a float during the parade when he reportedly jumped off and was struck by the float. (USA Today, 6-7-2010, p. 5A) Girl Killed by Parade Float In Texas, a fourth-grade honor student from … Continue reading →

Drunk Tractor Driver Runs Over Boy

7-4-07 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 … Continue reading →