10 Year Old Run Over by Parade Float in Northumberland County

SHAMOKIN -- A 10-year-old boy had to be taken to a hospital after he was run over by a float during a parade in Northumberland County.

According to a Shamokin police officer, the boy was part of the annual Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts Parade in Shamokin Friday evening.

Police say that around 6:15 p.m., the boy was on Independence Street, walking alongside a float that carried his teammates from the Mother Cabrini Youth baseball team. Somehow, the boy got caught under the front tire.

He was treated by EMTs and taken to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Police say he was conscious when he was put into the ambulance.

The parade stopped for about 15 minutes while emergency crews took care of the boy.

The parade was the scheduled kick-off for the Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts, which runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Market Street in Shamokin.

12 comments

  • Ron melancon

    More farmers and more safe paradeshave killed more children last year on unsafe parades and hayrides than have even been killed by defective TAKATA AIR BAGS. Go to parade safety .Org

    • Mad Dog

      Aaaaand here’s the troll who’s itching to start a political debate over nothing having to do with politics. Never fails.

      • the nervous snowflake liberal

        You know it’s coming!…. “Oh no, floats are so dangerous, they are a public saftey concern. Besides, if the Muslims don’t allow floats then we shouldn’t either. FLOATS ARE OFFENSIVE TO MUSLIMS. MUST STOP THEM NOW!”

  • Shamokin

    Leschinkie is not an officer in the police department. Being a convicted drug dealer prevents you of that.

    • Charlie Dowd

      Huh?? Leschinke and the police department are not even mentioned in the article or the comments? What the hell are you talking about??

  • Dean

    I was right in front of it all when it happened I was not his chest that was run over it was his whole back his chest was down on the black top. God bless this little boy and hope he I ok and heals quickly.

  • Confused

    Am I the only person that thinks it’s weird that the parade resumed 15 minutes after the incident!? I just don’t think I would be in a festive mood after a horrible accident like that.

    • Erica

      I believe they resumed it because there were alot of kids just standing around waiting for the rest of it. We just got there when it happened everyone yelling and screaming, causing my children to scream and cry “what’s wrong?!” (at our first parade) and I had to lie to calm them down, which is what I think the parade continuing was as well…to calm children down and de-escalate the situation for the kids, plus some kids didn’t even know.

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