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