PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) — A fun holiday event turned into a scary situation over the weekend in northern Florida.READ MORE: PlanetWatch: Miami Chosen As 1st Major US Location For New Air Quality Monitoring Network
A woman is recovering after being run over by a float in the Pensacola Christmas parade.
Officer Tony Garza tells the Pensacola News Journal 59-year-old Miriam Mimms stepped into the street to pick something up along the parade route Saturday evening when she was apparently bumped from behind and fell into the path of a float.READ MORE: 'I Regretted What I Had Done': North Miami Beach Teen Jeimy Henriquez Back Home After Weekend Disappearance
Officials say a safety person walking with the float saw Mimms fall and pulled her head away from the path of the float’s tire. Authorities say the float ran over the left torso.
The parade was delayed for about 30 minutes. The incident is under investigation.
Mimms was in stable condition when she was taken to the hospital.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
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