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Girls injured by floats at Cedar City and Tooele Fourth of July parades

Posted at 9:09 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 15:51:00-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A girl's foot was broken after a float ran over it at the Fourth of July Cedar City parade.

The incident happened on Main Street on Monday.

Cedar City Police report that several kids ran up to a float as they were handing something out.

A girl ran up with the other kids and her foot was run over by the float. She suffered a broken foot.

The injury was not the only Fourth of July parade incident involving a child.

Tooele police reported that an 11 year-old girl fell off a float's trailer during the city's Independence Day parade, which then ran over her legs, though fortunately she suffered only minor injuries.

In Kaysville, 8-year-old Macie Hill was killed after she was hit by a Hummer vehicle that was with her cheer group performing in the parade.

The death of Hill has prompted Utahns to ask the question if future parade operations will be changed.