Child taken to hospital after falling from parade float in Rowan Co.

A child was taken to the hospital after falling off a parade float in Rowan County Tuesday.

The incident happened on the 500 block of South Main Street during the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade in China Grove just after 5 p.m.

Officials said the child, whose name and age have not been released, fell from one of the floats and and was struck by the rear wheel of the float.

That child was taken to a local hospital. Police say the child may have a broken leg, but is expected to be okay.