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The Mardi Gras Parade in Gulf Shores has been cancelled after a van hit a marching band Tuesday morning, reports CBS-affiliate WKRG.

The auto was part of the parade and struck a portion of the Gulf Shores High School marching band from behind as they began to move down the parade route, officials told the Mobile TV station.

At least 11 people were injured during a Mardi Gras parade in Alabama, three of whom are in critical condition, as a vehicle rammed into them. The young musicians included six middle school students and six high school students, according to Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

Police said Sunday that 28 people were hurt in the accident that 21 were sent to the hospital; an additional seven people at the scene declined medical help.

According to Brown, the auto was driven by a 73-year-old man who accelerated and hit the band.

"In light of the events that happened in New Orleans and Gulf Shores, I'm sure that will be a topic of discussion", said Captain David Fowler, Prattville Police Department.

"He is aware there was an incident", Delmore said.

"We have had a traffic incident with multiple injuries during the Mardi Gras Parade", the Gulf Shores municipal government stated in a Facebook post. "This gives them just a moment to stop and do something special with their children that will be memorable". MOAA is the Military Officers Association of America.

It was not immediately clear how many members of the band may have been injured. He's being held at the city's jail on charges of first-degree negligent vehicular injuring, hit-and-run driving causing serious injury and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Principal Ernie Rosado, in a TV interview, said the marching band - which consists of high school and middle school students - will come together and meet with counselors as a group.