Girl’s hair caught in ride
The mother of an 11-year-old girl whose hair got caught in a spinning carnival ride says her daughter underwent surgery to repair her scalp and remains in a hospital. Virginia Cooksey told the Omaha WorldHerald her daughter didn’t suffer any fractures or brain trauma but could have vision problems or need more surgery following the accident in the US. Police said the girl was taken to Nebraska Medicine after the incident on Saturday afternoon at a Cinco de Mayo festival in Omaha. Witnesses said the girl’s hair got caught in a ride called King’s Crown. Omaha police Lt Steve Cerveny told TV station KETV officials are trying to determine whether there was a malfunction with the ride. The ride vendor, Thomas D Thomas Shows, said an investigation is underway.
ACCIDENT: The ride was The Kings Crown