Two parade fatalities ahead of Mardi Gras
Kobe remembered: Memorial service for Mamba
Turn Off Light
Last week two people were fatally struck by tandem floats during Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.
And now New Orleans authorities have banned tandem floats for the rest of 2020 Mardi Gras season.
Tandem floats have at least two floats connected by a hitch and are pulled by a tractor.
According to authorities on Wednesday 58-year-old Geraldine Carmouche was fatally struck by a float at the Krewe of Nyx parade.
Then on Saturday night 58-year-old Joseph Sampson was struck at the Krewe of Endymion parade.
Despite last week’s tragedies, Mardi Gras’ biggest celebrations will go on as scheduled Tuesday.
Posted – 2.24.20