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15 injured after carnival ride accident in Norwalk

Monday, September 09, 2013
18 were injured after carnival ride accident in Norwalk 18 were injured after carnival ride accident in Norwalk

Fifteen people were injured in a carnival ride accident in Norwalk, Connecticut. The incident happened when a swing ride apparently lost power at the Oyster Festival at Veterans Memorial Park in Norwalk.

All but one of the injured were children.

According to the Norwalk Police Department, a "swing" ride in the Kids Cove apparently lost power, causing the children on the ride to forcefully fall on the ground.

Those with minor injuries were treated and released from the scene.

Several children were more seriously injured, and were transported to Norwalk, Stamford and Bridgeport Hospitals with their parents.

The Oyster Fest remained open during the time of the incident. Other rides were halted while state inspectors checked them out.

Troopers with state police fire and explosion unit are investigating the cause of the failure.

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