Boy, 7, dies at Fourth of July parade after falling off parade float and accidentally being run over by his father
A seven-year-old Oklahoma boy has died in a horrific accident after he fell off a float during a Fourth of July parade and was run over by his father.
The young boy was riding on a trailer being pulled by his father’s pickup truck on Thursday morning in Edmond, an Oklahoma City suburb.
The parade float was entering the staging area where the parade was meant to begin when the boy ‘either jumped or fell’ off the trailer.
KFOR-TV reports that a nurse who was on the float directly behind the boy rant to his aid within moments.
The child reportedly had a pulse, but was not conscious.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but died a short time later.
Grainy cell phone video obtained by KFOR shows medical crews working on the child and then loading him into the back of an ambulance.
‘Dad, they have a breathing mask on him,’ a horrified child can be heard saying.
The accident happened about 11am before the LibertyFest parade began in downtown Edmond.
The boy was rushed to the Oklahoma University Medical Center after the nurse who witnessed the accident tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
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