Girl run over during homecoming parade recovers at local hospital

The girl was riding on a float towed by a pickup early Friday afternoon in the 100 block of Creek Ridge in Waco when she fell off. (Photo by Christopher Shadrock/file)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A fifth grade girl who was flown to a Temple hospital after she fell off a float and was run over during the Bosqueville ISD’s homecoming parade Friday was recovering Monday, Bosqueville Superintendent James Skeeler said.

"She underwent successful surgery on Friday night," he said.

"I visited with her yesterday and she was sitting up in her hospital bed and alert and in good spirits,” he said.

The girl was riding on a float towed by a pickup early Friday afternoon in the 100 block of Creek Ridge in Waco when she fell off.

She was taken by ambulance to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center and then was flown to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple.

Waco police crime scene and accident reconstruction investigators responded, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The accident evidently occurred as the parade got underway at around 2 p.m. Friday.

The parade was scheduled to proceed down Keys Creek Drive to Steinbeck Bend Drive and then west to Rock Creek Road and then north to the district’s stadium for a homecoming pep rally.