Three Children Dumped Out Of Ferris Wheel In Tennessee
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Three children were seriously injured in a horrific amusement park
accident after they fell from a Ferris Wheel in Tennessee on Monday evening. Three
children boarded a Ferris Wheel at the Greene County Fair at approximately
6:15 p.m. According to the Greeneville police department, the cabin tipped
over and spilled the three young passengers out close to 45 feet in the
air. The children, a 16-year-old girl, a 10-year-old girl, and her 6-year-old
sister, fell to the ground and were seriously injured. Officials say the
6-year-old girl is in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury.
The 10-year-old suffered injuries to her forearms and is in stable condition.
The 16-year-old girl went from critical to stable in the last 24 hours
according to officials. The three girls are at the Niswonger Children's
Hospital and the Johnson City Medical Center.
During a preliminary investigation, authorities believe a mechanical failure
cause of the accident but a further inspection is needed. Seatbelts were
not available on the ride. The last inspection of the ride is uncertain.
The ride has been running without serious problems during the inspections
today. All rides have been shut down until further notice. Witness say
the scene was horrific and many thought the girls were dead after the fall.
The media has been flooded with the horrible stories of children being
injured or killed on amusement park rides. The Centers for Disease Control
report thousands are injured every year in these type of accidents. If
you are a victim of an amusement park accident,
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today and let a St. Louis personal injury
attorneys review your claim.