LITCHFIELD -- A six-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after being run over by a trailer.

The incident happened just before 4:00 p.m. Friday at a tree farm business in the 67000 block of Highway 24 in Forest City Township.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says the boy was riding on a trailer with his parents and friends when he fell off. He was then run over by the trailer.

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The boy was airlifted to HCMC with internal injuries. Authorities say the extent of the injuries is unknown but not believed to be life-threatening.

The sheriff's office says the trailer and vehicle were privately owned and operated. No employees of the business were involved.

Authorities say the incident was an accident.


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