Teen badly hurt in fall from July 4 parade float

LEBANON, Ind. - Authorities say a teenage boy had his chest and abdomen run over when he fell from a float after a central Indiana city's Independence Day parade.

Lebanon police Lt. Brent Wheat says 14-year-old Cameron Wilson fell as the farm wagon being used as a float for Lebanon Youth Football was turning into a parking lot Thursday afternoon.

Wheat says the pickup truck pulling the float was driven by a 15-year-old boy with a learner's permit who was accompanied by a parent. Lebanon Police said Friday they were still working to determine whether any law was broken.

Wilson suffered severe internal injuries and was taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Wilson's father, Israel Wilson, told RTV6 his son has injuries to his collar bone, shoulder, rib, spleen and pelvis, and he has head contusions and internal bleeding.

Still, Israel Wilson said his son's condition has improved.

"He's being moved out of ICU into another room, so his condition's good," he said. "They’ve taken the breathing tube out, they’ve taken the catheter off and they've taken the feeding tube off."  

A 39-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy also fell from the float when Wilson was run over, but police say their injuries were minor.

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