Boy in ICU after run over by float in Halloween parade

    A Point Pleasant Fire Department truck participating in yesterday's parade. (Image: Point Pleasant Fire Department Station 75)

    A Point Pleasant Fire Department truck participating in yesterday's parade. (Image: Point Pleasant Fire Department Station 75)

    A six-year-old boy run over by a float during yesterday’s Point Pleasant Borough Chamber of Commerce Halloween parade is in an intensive care unit, authorities said. 

    According to police, the Point Pleasant boy was walking with his mother along the parade route when he struck by a wheel on a utility trailer towed by a pickup truck.

    The trailer was being used as a float. Officials say the two were associated with the float. Their names have not been released.

    The boy was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment, where he is currently in stable condition.

    An investigation is ongoing.

    The parade has been an annual tradition for 36 years. 

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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