9-year-old hit by Bacchus float, recovering

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Posted: Mar 3, 2014 10:44 AM
Source: WWL

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Topics: bacchus, hit by float, child injured, mardi gras, new orleans

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.

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