Car Crashes Into Crowd at Alabama Mardi Gras Parade, 11 Teens Injured

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A car drove into a crowd of people at a Mardi Gras parade in Alabama on Tuesday, injuring at least 11 members of a local high school marching band.

CBS affiliate WKRG reports the car crashed into the crowd before the start of the Gulf Shores Parade. A spokesman for the city said three of those injured were in critical condition.

Video from the scene shows paramedics and emergency workers tending to several victims lying on the street.

“A teenage band has just started to march down the parade route when they were struck from behind. The vehicle was apart of the parade,” spokesman Grant Brown told WKRG. The driver was reportedly an elderly man.

A representative for Gulf Shores High School told CBS News that school was out of session for Mardi Gras on Monday and Tuesday. There are about 30 to 40 students in the band, but the school does not have further information about the number of students who were injured in the crash.

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SOURCE: CBS News