28 people were injured after a car ran into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade Saturday night in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.
Eyewitness News medical reporter Meg Farris said that 12 people are in critical condition.
21 people were transported to different hospitals in the city by ambulance. Currently, 5 people are being treated in the trauma center at those hospitals. The investigation is on going.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “We are grateful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. I want to thank all of our emergency personnel for responding quickly, aiding the injured, and apprehending the drunk driver.”
Around 7 p.m., a truck traveling in the area hit two other cars before veering into an area of the neutral ground on Orleans Avenue near Carrollton Avenue where people were standing to view the parade.