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Float in New Roads parade crashes into telephone pole; 9 taken to hospital

Nine people were injured when a float collapsed in New Roads (Source: WAFB) Nine people were injured when a float collapsed in New Roads (Source: WAFB)
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Nine people were injured when a float collapsed in New Roads (Source: WAFB) Nine people were injured when a float collapsed in New Roads (Source: WAFB)
NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) -

Nine people were taken to the hospital after a float in a New Roads parade crashed Tuesday, officials have confirmed.

According to officials, the driver of the vehicle pulling the float hit a telephone pole, which then hit the roof of the float, causing it to collapse.

Officials say the impact of the crash resulted in a few riders getting thrown off the float.

They added one person suffered a head injury and another injured a leg. Those two people and seven others went to the hospital. New Roads Police said Wednesday that two people sustained moderate to severe injuries, but are both expected to recover. All others hurt sustained minor injuries.

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