New Orleans police blocked traffic at the corner of Orleans and North Carrollton on Saturday evening after a truck plowed into a crowd of revelers along the Endymion parade route, according to WVUE-TV.
WVUE reporter Rob Krieger reported from the corner, which had been blocked off by caution tape.
Krieger used Facebook Live to keep people updated, and said police about 7 p.m. confirmed 12 people were injured by the truck.
By 8:30 p.m., New Orleans police told The New Orleans Advocate 21 people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals.
By 9:30 p.m, McClatchy reported at least 28 people were injured.
The victims range in age from 3 to 40, according to The Advocate.
One person was arrested at the scene, Krieger said.
Twenty-year-old Kourtney McKinnis told the Advocate the driver of the truck seemed almost unaware of what he had just done.
“He was just kind of out of it,” she said.
The casualty count could rise, police told the TV station.
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