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UPDATE: According to a Cedar Rapids mom, her stepson is recovering after a parade float came crashing down on her son's head Saturday night.

Jackson Cade Vorba, 5, was watching the parade with his mom in Cedar Rapids, when the float driver clipped a pole, and a piece of the float hit him in the head.

Young Jackson was taken to the hospital where he received multiple staples to close the gash.

According to Jackson's stepmom, he hasn't been feeling well after the incident, but doctors don't believe he has a concussion.

The resilient 5-year-old boy says his head doesn't hurt, despite the heavy blow.

According to Cedar Rapids Police, the person driving the float was cited for No Driver's License, and authorities are waiting to release his identity.

Witnesses say the float seemed creepy, with people throwing candy to the crowd fairly hard, dressed in Halloween costumes, and playing scary music.

Please stay tuned to KWWL for updates as this story develops.


Jackson Cade Vorba is on the mend tonight, after getting at least six staples in his head.

Young Jackson was watching the Cedar Rapids holiday parade with his mom Saturday night, when a float collided with a pole, and a piece of the float came crashing down on Jackson.

He was taken to the hospital, and he's OK.

The parade went on after he was taken to the hospital.


Cedar Rapids Fire Department was called to the corner of 2nd and 3rd avenue southeast during the Fire and Ice Parade Saturday night.

Crews say a float tipped over during the parade. 

Cedar Rapids Fire assisted with stabilization of the float and removal from the parade route. 

They say a boy age 4-5-years-old was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, after a door from the float fell onto him.

No names have been released at this time.


A young boy in Cedar Rapids is injured tonight, after a holiday float collapsed during a parade.

According to witnesses, the Fire and Ice parade stopped around 7:00 p.m. when the float hit a pole, and a part of the float came crashing down on a mother and son.

Witness, Tessa Hadsell, said she was watching the parade when all of a sudden, "a flap coming off the float hit a pole, and everything went crashing. The ornaments and everything went flying. I grabbed by son and threw him. It was just a mess."

The parade resumed shortly after.

The boy is all right, but he was being treated for a head injury.

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