what happened in new orleans today
BREAKING: New Orleans HORROR – 28 injured after truck mows down Mardi Gras crowd
AT LEAST 12 people have been critically injured after a truck plowed through pedestrians in New Orleans.
The crowd was watching the Krewe of Endymion parade – one of the many parades to take place in New Orleans around Mardi Gras – in the mid-city section of New Orleans when the incident took place.
21 of the injured have been rushed to seven different hospitals across the area – including five who are in critical condition
28 people in total were injured in the incident including a three-year-old chil.
A female police officer, who witnesses claim was pinned under the truck, was injured but is expected to recover.
Shortly after the incident Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said: “Initial reports show so far about a dozen people are in critical condition
— wdsu (@wdsu) February 26, 2017
Endymion crash scene ‘horrific’: Driver apparently drunk; 21 hurt; ‘no serious life threats,’ officials say
An apparently drunk driver injured 21 people after he crashed his truck into a packed crowd watching Endymion’s parade near Carrollton and Orleans avenues Saturday in New Orleans, officials said.