NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS PARADE TRAGEDY: DRUNK DRIVER PLOWED THROUGH CROWD, 28 INJURED WITH 5 IN CRITICAL CONDITION

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( Daily Mail ) At least 28 people have been injured when a truck plowed into party-goers at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

The crash happened at the corner of Orleans and N. Carrollton avenues at around 6.45pm during the Endymion Parade. At first the driver tried to weave through the crowd. Then he accelerated through the masses sending ‘bodies flying off the hood’ of his Chevrolet pick up truck.

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said there is no evidence to suspect this is terrorism and that the 26-year-old driver appeared ‘highly intoxicated’.

Victims’ ages range from age three to their forties, according to the New Orleans Advocate. In total, 21 were taken to seven different hospitals throughout the city. Five are in critical condition and are being treated at trauma centers. Seven declined medical treatment.

 

 

READ MORE: Driver arrested after plowing truck into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade leaving 28 injured and 5 critical – including young children

 

 

Several people were reportedly pinned underneath the truck after the accident that injured 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vehicle is seen crashed along the Endymion parade route at Orleans and Carollton during Mardi Gras

 

 

 

Witnesses saw grey Chevrolet pick up truck veer into the crowd after crashing into two vehicles

 

 

A woman talks on a phone at the scene of where a truck slammed into a crowd and other vehicles

 

 

 

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said there is not any evidence to suspect terrorism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS PARADE TRAGEDY: DRUNK DRIVER PLOWED THROUGH CROWD, 28 INJURED WITH 5 IN CRITICAL CONDITION

    Brittius said:
    February 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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