WBRZ: Multiple Injuries After Float Collapses In New Roads

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Float collapses in New Roads

WATCH: Two people were taken the hospital and several others were hurt after this float collapsed during a Mardi Gras parade in New Roads. FULL STORY: http://www.wbrz.com/news/two-hurt-on-parade-route-after-float-collapses-in-new-roads

Posted by WBRZ Channel 2 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

(WBRZ News 2) Authorities say multiple people are hurt after a float collapsed onto riders on a parade route Tuesday.

The incident was reported around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Olinde and Main Street. The accident happened at the time of Carnival Club of Pointe Coupee Mardi Gras Parade.

According to the New Roads Police Department, the float hit a phone line as it was making a turn, ripping away the top of the structure. Officers added that the float had too many riders on it at the time of the incident.

Nine people were taken to the hospital by Acadian Ambulance. The extent of those injuries are unknown.

Police also noted that someone became trapped inside a port-o-potty after the collapse.

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