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NEW ORLEANS -- A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a trailer behind a float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday night.

It happened near the intersection of St. Charles and Washington avenues at about 7:20 p.m. The accident delayed the parade for about 35 minutes.

According to NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot, the boy was struck by a trailer behind the float that was part of the float.

The boy is in the hospital, where he is alert and is receiving treatment for a bruised abdomen.

An NOPD officer responding to the accident slipped on beads and broke his leg, Flot said.

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