SC girl, 8, run over at Christmas parade

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 2:37 PM
Last updated 6:55 PM
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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl was run over after falling from a float in the Murrells Inlet Christmas parade.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the girl from a fell off a float being pulled by a pickup truck just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Lance Cpl. Judd Jones says the float ran over the girl’s legs and stomach.

Jones says the girl was flown to a hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition. Her name has not been released.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Jones says the fall was an accident, and the driver will not be charged.

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