North Florida father accidentally runs over girl, 7, on Thanksgiving Day

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HAWTHORNE, Florida — A 7-year-old girl is recovering in a hospital after being run over by her father's pickup truck.

The accident happened Thursday night in the north Florida community of Hawthorne.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office told the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1toH2iS ) the father thought his daughter was sitting in the truck's bed. He didn't know she had jumped out and was behind the truck when he started backing up.

Deputies say the child was conscious and alert but had difficulty breathing. She was taken to a hospital in Gainesville.

No further details were immediately available.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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