- Associated Press - Saturday, October 7, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A fire official says a young girl was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening after she fell from a Ferris wheel at a carnival in Richmond.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Bailey Martin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch the girl fell about 10 feet Friday night. He says the ride was shut down and emergency workers got everyone else off safely.

Martin says a city inspector was called to investigate the ride and determine what caused the girl, who is around 10 years old, to fall.

A representative of the company operating the carnival told WWBT-TV the incident was caused by “patron error.” Dreamland Amusement didn’t immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking further comment.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide