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Linggo, Pebrero 26, 2017

28 injured after car plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody

NEW ORLEANS – A suspect is in guardianship after 28 individuals were harmed on Saturday night when a vehicle furrowed into a jam watching a parade in the Mid-City area of New Orleans, police said. 

Police Chief Michael Harrison said in a public interview after the episode that the suspect, who was going the other way of the parade and struck two vehicles, veered off to the opposite side from the parade, hitting various walkers before grinding to a halt. 

The suspect was portrayed by Harrison as "highly intoxicated"; he is being explored and is at the DWI office. 

Twenty-one individuals were hospitalized after the crash with five casualties in protected condition. Seven others declined to be hospitalized, city Emergency Services Director, Dr. Jeff Elder said. 

The casualties extend in age from as youthful as 3 or 4-years of age to grown-ups in their 40s, said Elder. 

One cop stuck by a vehicle, yet her wounds don't give off an impression of being life undermining, as indicated by Harrison. 

Whenever inquired as to whether this was fear related, Harrison stated: 

"Again, it appears it was a subject who was highly intoxicated who struck a number of vehicles and veered off hitting a number of innocent people." 

A source in the area government revealed to Fox News before at night that the suspect was inebriated and was yelling "kill me" as he was being taken away. 

Crisis staff tended to the harmed as the parade moved on close-by. 

Twenty-year-old Kourtney McKinnis told the New Orleans Advocate that the driver of the truck appeared to be practically ignorant of what he had recently done. 

"He was just kind of out of it," she said. 


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