Child injured during parade released from hospital

Published 12:13 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The 8-year-old boy who was injured after falling off a parade float in China Grove has been released from the hospital without any broken bones.

China Grove Police officer R.M. Helms confirmed Wednesday that the child, Caden Lewis, was released from CMC-NortheEast Medical Center in Concord with road rash on his thigh, calf and knee.

Helms said he wasn’t aware of the exact time that the child was released. Helms said he received an email with details from the family at 8 a.m.

Lewis was transported to CMC-NorthEast shortly after being injured during the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade. Lewis, sitting on the edge of a trailer being used by a youth football team, was pulled onto the road when his clothing got caught on a wheel.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Stevens Street and South Main Street. At the scene of the incident, Helms said the trailer ran over Lewis’ leg.

The driver of the vehicle, John Hatley, of Concord, told police he felt a bump, looked in the mirror and stopped, according to Helms.