9-Year-Old Struck, Police Officer Injured During Bacchus Parade

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NEW ORLEANS(WGNO) – Two injuries during the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday evening brought the parade to a standstill for nearly 35 minutes.

A 9-year-old boy is in stable condition with some bruising to his chest after he was struck by a trailer attached to a Bacchus float near the intersection of Connerly and St. Charles.  Officials say he was alert when emergency responders arrived on the scene.

The second injury happened when a police officer responding to the first incident slipped and fell on beads.  Authorities say the officer broke his leg. He has not been identified.