Mardi Gras Parade Crash Injures 28
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Police arrested the man responsible for a violent Mardi Gras parade crash that injured 28 people in New Orleans Saturday. The crash occurred at 6:42 p.m. at the intersection of Orleans Avenue and Carollton Avenue, where a crowd had gathered for the Krewe of Endymion Parade.

Authorities later arrested 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto on charges including negligent vehicular injuring and hit-and-run causing serious injury. According to police, the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .232, nearly three times the legal limit.

Of the 28 injured, 21 people were hospitalized. At least stayed in the hospital overnight for moderate to serious injuries. The victims ranged from 1 year old to mid-50s.

The judge set Rizzuto’s bail at $125,000. If he is released on bond, he will be placed under house arrest.

12 Injured in Alabama Parade Crash

Another Mardi Gras parade crash occurred Tuesday in Gulf Shores, Alabama. An SUV plowed into members of a high school band, injuring 12 students. A 73-year-old man caused the accident. Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol as factors. The driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with the investigation. All 12 injured students received treatment at local hospitals. One student with major injuries was later airlifted to a hospital in Mobile, Alabama.

“Our prayers are with everyone injured in these horrible crashes,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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