28 People Injured During New Orleans’ Mardi Gras
A possibly intoxicated driver made for a scary scene during New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras celebration.
28 people were injured after a suspected drunk driver careened through a crowd of Mardi Gras revelers. According to New Orleans’ NOLA.com, the suspect wrecked a pickup truck into spectators at the Krewe of Endymion parade in Mid-City. The crash was reported at 6:42 p.m. at North Carrollton and Orleans avenues.
The victims included a police officer and a child. Of the victims, five were in critical conditon. The rest had non-life threatening injuries and several declined treatment.
This is not the first tragic event during this year’s Mardi Gras celebration. Authorities report that a man was wounded when a gun went off at the Krewe of Tucks parade, on the Uptown parade route. Police believe however that the shooting was accidental.
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