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Truck strikes Uptown oak, branch injures Mardi Gras revelers

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

An 18-wheeler traveling down St. Charles Avenue during Friday's parades struck a tree, taking down a large branch that injured several people.

According to NOPD, the truck was going down St. Charles Avenue around 7:50 p.m. near Amelia Street when it struck a branch, breaking it from the tree. The branch struck six people, four of them were taken to the hospital. None of their injuries are considered life threatening according to police.

The driver of the vehicle was cited in the incident. Not further information was immediately available.

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