A 9-year-old was badly injured Monday night after he fell from a trailer during the West Alabama Christmas Parade in Tuscaloosa.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said a 9-year-old boy fell off a trailer and was struck by it during the parade.

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She said the accident took place around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of University Boulevard and Greensboro Avenue.

She said TPD officers, Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue and Northstar paramedics were on scene and able to respond quickly.

Taylor said the 9-year-old boy is expected to survive and is currently being treated at DCH Regional Medical Center for his injuries.

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