Vehicle Plows Into New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade, Injuring 28; Driver In Custody

Tyler Durden's picture

At least 28 people were injured on Saturday evening after a pickup plowed into a crowd during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, police said according to WDSU.  New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Ambria Washington said that "initial reports show so far that about a dozen people are in critical condition." She added that the number could increase as the investigation continues.

New Orleans police said the crash happened around 7 p.m. at Orleans and Carrollton avenues, where the Krewe of Endymion parade rolled through. According to CNN the driver is in police custody.

Police Chief Michael Harrison said it appeared the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, was likely highly intoxicated. None of the injuries was life-threatening and there were no known fatalities, a source with direct knowledge of the incident told CNN.

The CNN source said, "It appears to be a drunk driver," and added there were no preliminary indications that it was a terrorism-related incident.

One woman at the scene told The New Orleans Advocate that a silver truck whisked by her just feet away as she was walking through the intersection. Carrie Kinsella said, "I felt a rush it was so fast."

Twenty-year-old Kourtney McKinnis told the Advocate that the driver of the truck seemed almost unaware of what he had just done. "He was just kind of out of it," she said.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Orleans and Carrollton Avenues where the Krewe of Endymion parade was underway.

Video from CNN affiliate WDSU showed a gray pickup truck that had run into a dump truck near the intersection.

Witnesses told the station that the pickup came down one of the streets and struck several cars before hitting people in the crowd watching the parade.

"I saw the gray truck flying down Carrollton Avenue," a female witness told WDSU. "He sped up and he lost control and you could see was getting ready to turn and I knew he was going to run into all those people."

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Paper Boy's picture
Paper Boy (not verified) Feb 25, 2017 10:43 PM

Cars need to be banned!

AtATrESICI's picture

From my cold, dead ass...

Mano-A-Mano's picture
Mano-A-Mano (not verified) AtATrESICI Feb 25, 2017 10:50 PM

If he were a Muslim, intoxicated or not, he would be labeled a terrorist. But, hey, he's not. So, nothing to see there. Move along.

BlindMonkey's picture

"Intoxicated and nothing to see here."

 

Release the name or I am going to assumed dude was named Mohammed, drunk or not.    

 

Motherfuckers.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) BlindMonkey Feb 25, 2017 10:56 PM

Now this is what I call GAY TRAFFIC

Croesus's picture

Was it a high-capacity assault vehicle? We gotta ban those...

peddling-fiction's picture

As usual. Can anybody show me blood?

I have seen people driven over. It ain't pretty.

<-- little fucking worthless bitch

boattrash's picture

I've taken my own clothes off to cover them up in the street before. When they won't fill up a bushel basket, it ain't pretty.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Well……………….Just another false flag.

Probably fake news. And fake Mardi Gras, too.

 

 

Richard Chesler's picture

"It appears to be a drunk driver,"

I thought muslims didn't drink...


PT's picture

Yes, I realize that this particular incident probably involved a visit to Alan's Snack Bar, but, broadening the topic range, I remember back in the day when cars plowed through neither people nor property.

These days it seems that every few weeks a car plows into someone's house.  WTF???  Don't brake pedals work anymore?  Has someone doctored up all the accelerator pedals?

Back to your scheduled programming ...

socalbeach's picture

Arrested guy looks white.  Press will probably say he was a Trump supporter:

https://twitter.com/davidhammerWWL/status/835661637738692608/photo/1?ref...

BlindMonkey's picture

Dunno about the pic but he does look white to me based on the shorts and the leg.  I know that is thin AF but it is preliminary.  

PT's picture

As of now.  5 people thought you were being sarcastic.  20 thought you were being serious.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Paper Boy Feb 25, 2017 10:49 PM

Just assault cars with high capacity grills.

Ms No's picture

Six cylinder is just too much power.  Imagine the lives we could save.

 

dot.dot's picture

Chevy driver?  They are always doing something stupid around here.

BlindMonkey's picture

Probably a Range Rover  guy not using his signal or giving a fuck about his fellow man in general.

Squid Viscous's picture

or a beemer , was behind one today and I almost had to rip him out thru his window and slap him, the way he was driving, fucking little spoiled doosh...if i wasn't with my wife and kids, he would have gotten maximum abuse.

"what's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

- the porcupine has it's pricks on the outside"

quadraspleen's picture

They should use a Prius. Nobody would hear them coming (and they're "saving the planet" - double bonus)

Squid Viscous's picture

ban 190 Octane slurpees!

bloomberg would have !

marysimmons's picture

I was told strange things happened at the intersection before the accident. including two 18 wheelers backed up to the intersection and a mobile police tower set up with nobody manning it - both causing people to be moved from where they had lined up to watch the parade.  Then many (12-15) ambulances were at the scene immediately (within 2 minutes) after it happened. 

tilon's picture

The one need to be banned is Crazy small hands Trump

Yen Cross's picture

   Yeah right, he was drunk on Allah.

Ignatius's picture

Last month in Melbourne, Australia there was a similar event and it looks to be a hoax. 

Wait for facts and confirmation...

Remember, "The media lies.  Sad."  --  DJT

Yen Cross's picture

   Come on, have a little fun here. I'm well aware the facts haven't been released.

  No one was seriously hurt either. [according to the article] Although I'm unsure what constitutes "seriously hurt" these days.

847328_3527's picture

Mohammed el Shish Kabob had one too many?

BarkingCat's picture

I thought he was a Czech named Sziszka Bob.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

wouldn't go there on a bet.

booboo's picture

Norlins'..... the dikes around it are to keep the puke from overflowing into the Mississippi, if you come in the afternoon the drunks are cops sleeping it off, the puke in the streets has been shoveled off, grab a coffee and a beneigt and get the fuck out before the cops wake up.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

We should all thank the people who founded New Orleans.  It was a terrific idea to make a city that is below sea level and fill it with drunks, dopers, and FSA democrat dindus. Maybe when the next hurricane hits, less of them will escape!

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

New Orleans used to be the murder capitol of the US.  It probably still is, but advetising crime is bad for business.

ClownBaby's picture

After Katrina the vermin spread to other areas of the south. We now have crime in rural areas that we never had before.

MuffDiver69's picture

When I was a kid many places didn't bother with speed limits and the penalty for drunk driving was much less....of course cops would kill you for such things or at least beat the hell out of you without blinking,but those are minor details...We lost our way at some point...Kids were literaly scared shitless if you got on the wrong side of a cop who landed on D Day or fought on IWO JIMA...good people.....This guy needs to be tuned up and crippled for life...

Dragon HAwk's picture

Can't be a terrorist,  Allah doesn't allow Alcohol. so were Good to Go.

debunker's picture

More likely dumb fat fuck trailer trash

LOL123's picture

Everytime a car/truck crashes into a crowd the obligatry retort "not terrorist" related. Sure sounds to me like President Trump is correct in asserting illegal immagrants are a high priority in all countries harboring them. Even if. It wasn't one of them, the disclaimer stands to remind us all of the Countries danger in harboring unvetted immigrants without papers/ identity. Why even allow the idea to fester like a poisionous wound?

rockstone's picture

"Here baby, hold my beer. I know a shortcut."

Squid Viscous's picture

let's drive into a 20 ton dump truck!

damn that must have been a good "Hand Grenade"

DirtySanchez's picture

Drag the fucker from his car, find his license and registration.

Beat senseless with a tire iron from trunk.

Douse with gasoline.

Ignite.

Send blood crazed mob to his residence.

Repeat above procedure until problem solved.

Anarchyteez's picture

Makes sense to me. Why all the down votes on Dirty?

Francis Marx's picture

Those Muslims that come here for school get hammered.  Know for a fact. So really any other ones could too. Those 911 terrorist would go to strip bars before the crash and would drink like fish..

Ms No's picture

The Sauds do bigtime.  They don't wear deoderant but instead lather their hairy asses in cologne, drive their sports cars around wasted, constantly harass women and still never get laid.

Anarchyteez's picture

What woman would fuck a mussie anyway? Rape is the only way they can get laid.

T-NUTZ's picture

ah he's just hittin that hooch.