Rider falls from float during Mardi Gras parade

A rider fell off a float Sunday during a Mardi Gras parade.

The rider fell from the lower level of float 16B during the Thoth parade, WDSU reported.

The rider was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Two people have died during parades this week.

A man was struck and killed Saturday night when he was caught between two sections of a tandem float. Earlier in the week, Geraldine Carmouche, 58, died in a similar accident involving a tandem float.

In response to the deaths, city officials have banned all tandem floats for the remainder of the Carnival season.

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