MOUNT VERNON — A young girl was injured during the Mount Vernon Christmas Parade on Saturday when a horse fell on top of her.
Mount Vernon Fire Department paramedics responded and transferred the child to Knox Community Hospital for treatment.
According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, callers to 9-1-1 around 2 p.m. reported two people had been injured by a horse in the parking lot of First-Knox National Bank at Mulberry and Vine streets.
Mount Vernon Fire Department Chief Shawn Christy said the unidentified 9-year-old was transported to Knox Community Hospital for treatment of a head injury and a rib injury. She was initially knocked unconscious, but regained consciousness before being transported.
An 11-year-old girl was also injured by the same horse, according to Christy. The girl’s mother decided not to transport her by squad for treatment of a leg injury.
Witnesses said the younger child was wearing a helmet. She reportedly was on the horse when it reared up and flipped over.
The child’s name was not released by the police or fire departments, and her condition is unknown.