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Boy, 6, run over by float during Point Pleasant Halloween parade: authorities

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POINT PLEASANT, N.J. — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was injured when a float ran over him during a Halloween parade staged in a Jersey shore town.

Point Pleasant police say the boy was walking along the parade route with his mother when he was struck by a wheel from a utility trailer being used as a float during the parade on Sunday.

The child was taken to a hospital. But further details on his injuries and his condition were not disclosed.

Authorities say the accident remains under investigation.