Car drives into high school marching band at Mardi Gras parade


GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) – A car crashed into a high school marching band at a Mardi Gras parade in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Tuesday.

12 members of the Gulf Shores High School Marching Band had been injured, four critically, officials said.

“A teenage band (had) just started to march down the parade route when they were struck from behind. The vehicle was a part of the parade,” said Grant Brown, a spokesperson for the city of Gulf Shores.

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The vehicle was a part of the Gulf Shores Parade and was behind the band in the parade route.

Video of the scene shows multiple ambulances on scene with several patients of stretchers. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

Portions of Highway 59 and surrounding roads are closed at this time.

City officials are on the scene of the crash. The scene in Gulf Shores has turned from carnival revelry to an emergency response.

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On Saturday, 28 people were injured after a drunk driver plowed into the crowd at a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, police said.

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