UPDATE: Car Was In Parade, Accelerated into Band

Our news partner WKRG News 5 is covering this developing story.

Eleven teenagers have been injured and three are in critical condition after a car participating in the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade accelerated and drove into several band members at Gulf Shores High School. 

The incident appears to be an accident. A witness who spoke with al.com said the vehicle was a Ford Expedition being driven by an older man. 


The parade has been canceled, and if you're in the area, be patient when exiting. Orange Beach officials have confirmed that their parade will go on as scheduled, and parades continue today in Downtown Mobile.


If you have video from today's incident, please share it directly with Gulf Shores police investigators. Please don't post it on social media. The families of these kids are dealing with enough right now, and widely circulated video of the incident is not really helpful.




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