- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a 9-year-old boy was hospitalized in stable condition after being struck by a Mardi Gras float, and a police officer responding to the call suffered a broken leg when he slipped on revelers’ beads.

Officer Garry Flot tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/1g4su0q ) the child was struck by a trailer that was an extension of a Bacchus float, suffering bruising to the abdomen.

Flot says the Bacchus parade was stopped for nearly 35 minutes Sunday night as the two were treated at the scene.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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