BREAKING: Truck JUST PLOWED Through Mardi Gras Crowd AGAIN- Multiple CRITICALLY Injured

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This Tuesday is Mardi Gras — or Fat Tuesday – the celebration of which is celebrated as the kickoff to Lent all over the world. Though Mardi Gras is Tuesday, lots of celebrating goes down the weekend before.

Mardi Gras parades throughout the South seem to be the scene for horrific tragedy recently.  A driver drove an SUV into a crowd on the street at the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade, injuring multiple people, including several teenagers and members of the Gulf Shores High School band.  This comes just days a drunk driver injured at least 28 people during a Mardi Gras celebration this past weekend when he plowed his car into a crowd along a parade route Saturday night. Neilson Rizzuto, 25, faces more than a dozen charges for the crash. As of Feb. 26, three victims remain hospitalized. Now tragedy has struck again at yet another Mardi Gras celebration. This time in Gulf Shores, Alabama.


Currently, portions of Highway 59 and the surrounding roads are closed in an effort to allow emergency crew and necessary personnel to assist the injured and secure the area. The scene in Gulf Shores has turned from carnival revelry to an emergency response. Reports are coming and as of now there are 11 known to be injured and 3 of the victims are critical.

At least nine members of the local high school marching band have been taken to a hospital after a vehicle hit the band on a street at the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade. The city has canceled the parade.

According to, the marching band was just entering the street when a vehicle that was in the parade procession accelerated and hit the high school band members.

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


“Please be patient when leaving due to Emergency traffic needing access to the area,” the Gulf Shores police department posted on Facebook.

City officials will be holding a press conference at 11:45 a.m. CST.

God Bless.

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