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A pickup truck plowed into a crowd of spectators on Saturday evening around 6:45 pm at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. 28 people were injured, however no injuries were life-threatening and police said that the incident was due to drunk driving.
A police officer and a 3-year old child were among those hurt, the police said, and seven of the injured declined to be taken to a hospital. Five people were being treated to be taken to a hospital. Five people were being treated at trauma centers, the police added, and seven hospitals had received injured spectators.
It was noticed that the pickup struck two vehicles, which caused one of the vehicles to hit a third. The driver of the pickup lost control, drove over a median and struck a city dump truck and several pedestrians.