3 girls injured when Ferris Wheel basket flips, dropping them 40 feet to the ground at Greene County Fair, Tennessee
Greene County Fair Ferris Wheel Basket Flips, Injuring Three Kids
Police said that a 911 report came in shortly after 6 p.m. about a Ferris wheel basket overturning, sending three children plunging an estimated 35 to 40 feet — or more than three stories.
Two of the children were flown by helicopter to a local trauma center while the third went to the same facility by ambulance, Greeneville Police Capt. Tim Davis told reporters.
'Mechanical failure' blamed for Greene County Fair incident that injured 3
Authorities suspect a "mechanical failure" led to three girls falling 35-45 feet on Monday night from the gondola of a Ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair in Greeneville.
6-year-old upgraded to serious condition after Greene Co. Ferris wheel accident
Two other girls were also injured in the accident, which investigators have attributed to a "mechanical failure." Those girls, a 10-year-old and a 16-year-old, were released from the hospital Thursday.
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