A New Orleans parade route had a bit of an interruption on Friday, January 29, when an 18-wheeler struck a tree along the route. The impact caused a large branch to fall on six people, injuring four.
The four Oshun and Cleopatra attendees were treated for minor injuries, according to New Orleans Police Department. Local fire department and emergency personnel were also on the scene, which occurred at the intersection of Amelia Street and Saint Charles Avenue.
According to nola.com, a witness stated that it looked like the driver was attempting to avoid the crowd when he struck the tree at around 7:50 p.m. A city clean-up crew arrived to cut and transport the branch to clear the street. The work was completed at around 10 p.m.
Exact details of the injuries are still pending. The driver of the 18-wheeler was cited by authorities.
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