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PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) — A fun holiday event turned into a scary situation over the weekend in northern Florida.

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.

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.

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Comments (15)
  1. Gus Citizen says:

    Great, now I have the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” stuck in my head.

  2. James Curry says:

    Should have looked and heeded caution to the float. Was she on drugs? These things matter.

  3. You are on Santa’s sled or under it.

  4. Rod Hardin says:

    Why at her age was she twerking in the street?

  5. Jack Riley says:

    Sounds like a country music song.

  6. “…what riches hath not the FABLE of the Christ brought us?”
    Pope Leo X (1521-34)

  7. Hiram Floss says:

    florida? color me shocked!…..did she bend over to pick up her 40?

  8. The floats move very slow.. wonder if all happened in slow motion?