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.