Deadly fall from Ferris Wheel injures three girls

Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ferris wheelIn a country fair in eastern Tennessee, three girls injured themselves as they fell from the Ferris Wheel on Monday evening.

 

Greeneville police Capt. Tim Davis said a basket reportedly overturned on a Greene County Fair ride and dumped the occupants out.

 

They were taken to Johnson City Medical Center after they fell from 35 to 45 feet. Two of them were taken by helicopter and one by ambulance.

 

Eyewitness Gregory Lynthacum said the car the girls were riding in appeared to “get caught” as the wheel lifted upward.

 

Lynthacum told the media that, it was like watching water pouring from a glass. They bounced off the metal bridging of the ride and eventually hit the ground. After the people on the ground started screaming, operators had stopped the ride.

 

Media reports suggests that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had been called in.

 

This accident follows the death of a 10 year old boy on a water slide at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas.

 

According to a 2013 survey by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, thousands of children are hurt annually on amusement rides.

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