9-year-old hit by Bacchus float, recovering
NEW ORLEANS - A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a trailer behind a float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday night.
It happened near the intersection of St. Charles and Washington avenues at about 7:20 p.m. The accident delayed the parade for about 35 minutes.
According to NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot, the boy "was struck by a trailer behind the float that was part of the float."
The boy is in the hospital, where he is alert and is receiving treatment for a bruised abdomen.
An NOPD officer responding to the accident slipped on beads and broke his leg, Flot said.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Deputy put up 'grisly' fight before being killed with daughter by neighbor
Sheriff\'s Deputy and daughter slain
Sheriff's office investigating local case of creepy clowns
Thousands of dollars worth of electronics go missing from flooded school
Sheriff's deputy, daughter killed by upset neighbor