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Fifth-grader injured after being run over by homecoming float has successful surgery

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 14:05:56-04

WACO, TX — A fifth grader who was seriously injured after she was run over by a homecoming float during the Bosqueville High School homecoming parade Friday had a successful surgery.

According to the Waco Police Department, officers responded to the 100 block of Creek Ridge Drive.

Officers learned that a young girl had been riding on a homecoming float behind a pickup truck when she fell off the trailer and was run over.

Waco PD says the young girl's injuries are considered extremely serious.

She was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital by AMR and later flown by helicopter to McLane Children's Hospital in Temple.

In an update on Monday, the girl underwent successful surgery Friday night. Her doctor's are evaluating her progress to determine the next steps.

They said she could possibly be sent home this week.

In a statement, the Bosqueville Independent School District said their prayers go out to the young student, as well as the family, fellow students and those that cared for her.

This afternoon a fifth-grade student was injured during the Bosqueville ISD parade and has been taken to the hospital. She is currently undergoing testing to determine the extent of her injuries. Our prayers go out to the young student as she is being treated. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the family, fellow students and those that cared for her.

We appreciate everyone’s concern and continued thoughts and prayers for the healing of this student.

Waco PD says an investigation is ongoing.