Archive for Friday, October 11, 2013

THS freshman injured in homecoming parade

October 11, 2013

A Tonganoxie High School girl was taken to the hospital during the THS homecoming parade Friday afternoon after being run over by the Class of 2017 float, police say.

Tonganoxie police chief Jeff Brandau said the freshman girl jumped from the freshman classes' float to give candy to some children on the side of E. 4th Street when she fell under the trailer being pulled by a black pickup. The trailer, Brandau said, ran over the girl's right thigh.

Brandau said the girl stood up after being run over but then fainted for unknown reasons. Emergency medical responders treated the girl at the scene before the girl's mother transporter her to the hospital, Brandau said.

"We only anticipate minor injuries at this point," Brandau said, adding that she was able to walk to her car.

The parade, which began at 2 p.m., continued without delay following the accident.

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