Woman run over by float
Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday. She was related to two members of the parade group, said a statement released Thursday through a public relations firm. Carmouche apparently tried to cross between two parts of a tandem float, tripped over a hitch connecting the sections and was run over, witnesses told news outlets. The parade was ended early, and the rest of the floats were diverted off the parade route.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Witness says woman attempted to cross between double float before fatal Nyx accident
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Woman killed in New Orleans during Mardi Gras parade after being hit by float
Stopped on Magazine Street, Tania Roubion sits on top of float 22 where it came to a halt right behind another float that ran over a woman at the Mystic Krewe of Druids parade in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 19, A woman was hit by a Nyx float and killed Wednesday night on Magazine Street. NOPD investigators closed off the street. The scene near Magazine and Valence streets where a Nyx parade float struck and killed a woman on Wednesday night in New Orleans.
A woman was run over by a Krewe of Nyx parade float and killed in New Orleans on Wednesday night, devastating paradegoers and krewe members on what is typically a joyful night to kick off the final week of Mardi Gras. The accident, which occurred sometime around 9 p. The city's emergency preparedness Twitter account said at p. The accident involved float number 21, a double-decker float decorated with hot air balloons and flowers.
Richard Anderson, 42, was visiting from the Monroe area and said it appeared the woman tried to walk between the two sections of the tandem float when she was run over.
She was crossing Magazine Street from the lake side to the river side, Anderson said. Shawn Morris, a Harvey resident, was watching the parade on Magazine Street with two friends. Once the parade stopped for about 30 minutes, he said he walked down Magazine to see what was causing the delay. Walking through crowds "just as you'd expect" for a big parade on a pleasant night, Morris began to see law enforcement and others gathered near the accident.
He described the scene as "gruesome" and "horrible. Morris said parade-goers at the scene told him that the woman tripped over the hitch connecting the tandem float. Shortly after the accident, New Orleans police were on the scene, speaking with the driver of the float's tractor and taking measurements amid shaken onlookers and the detritus of beads and other parade throws.
The float's riders remained on board while the initial parts of the investigation took place. New Orleans officials didn't identify the woman or provide additional details about how the accident may have occurred.
Float No. Marching bands and other walking and dancing troupes were re-routed because of the accident. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference near the scene that ending the parade early was the "proper thing to do. On behalf of the entire Krewe of Nyx, along with the city of New Orleans, we offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual involved.
An all-female krewe, its ridership has grown quickly since its founding in The parade had started just a few blocks away and was following the Ancient Druids on the Uptown route to kick off the final weekend of the Carnival season. A press clipping in shows a 3-year-old girl was crushed to death by a float on Mardi Gras.
And in , a float rider in the Krewe of Endymion parade died when he was hit by a part of a float after he'd gotten off it. Editor's note: This story was updated Thursday, Feb.
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Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade
Stopped on Magazine Street, Tania Roubion sits on top of float 22 where it came to a halt right behind another float that ran over a woman at the Mystic Krewe of Druids parade in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 19, A woman was hit by a Nyx float and killed Wednesday night on Magazine Street. NOPD investigators closed off the street.
A Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans turned deadly when a woman was killed after being run over by a parade float. The woman, whose name has not been released by police, was struck by a float from The Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade at the intersection of Magazine and Valence street around 9 p. After the woman was fatally struck, floats in front of the incident continued along the route, while other floats were diverted, with police saying most people chose to stop marching after the accident. The Mystic Krewe of Nyx said its mission is to "unite women of diverse background for fun, friendship, and the merriment of the Mardi Gras season. Police said an autopsy would be performed and once the family is notified, they will release the name of the victim.
Woman run over by Mardi Gras parade float dies
A person was struck and killed Saturday night by a float in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, authorities said, marking the second such death this week in the city and casting a shadow on celebrations. It also said tandem floats, multiple floats connected and pulled by a single tractor, would not be allowed for the remainder of the Mardi Gras season. Officials did not say whether the person was struck by a tandem float. A year-old woman was killed Wednesday when she attempted to cross between two parts of a tandem float. She tripped on a hitch and was run over by the float. Thirteen floats had already gone ahead Saturday night before the accident occurred with the 14th float in the parade, according to NOLA Ready. Floats and marching groups that followed were diverted from the accident scene on Canal Street, a wide route popular with parade viewers, the AP reported. To be confronted with such tragedy a second time at the height of our Carnival celebrations seems an unimaginable burden to bear.
Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade in New Orleans
2nd person struck and killed this week by Mardi Gras parade float in New Orleans
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