12 injured in Puyallup Fair ride accident

The Seattle Times reports that 12 people, were injured at the Puyallup Fairground when a children’ ride overturned on its side. According to the report five children and one adult were taken to local hospitals for treatment of injuries. Eight other people, including mostly children, were treated for cuts and bruises at the accident site. On child who was taken to hospital was said to have a leg injury.

The accident happened around 6:40 pm on Friday night on a ride called The Lolly Swing. The people who were most injured were the ones who hit the ground when the ride toppled.

Accident victims were taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma and Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

The Washington State Labor & Industries had inspected the ride on Wednesday said a fair spokeswoman. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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