• Child, 3, run over by float at Christmas parade

    By: Jared Leone , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    VALDOSTA, Ga. - A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition Saturday night after being seriously injured after falling from and being hit by a Christmas parade float.

    The boy somehow fell from the float while it was in motion and was hit by the tires on the trailer, Valdosta police Lt. Adam Bembry told WALB.

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    Emergency crews were on scene almost immediately and the boy was taken to Shands Hospital in Florida, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.

    “We’re praying for the child and hoping for the best,” Valdosta police Chief Brian Childress told the Times.

     Authorities are investigating the incident.

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