Ferris wheel basket flips over, sending three people to the hospital


Ferris wheel basket flips over, sending three people to the hospital
  1. Ferris wheel basket flips over, sending three people to the hospital
    wqad.com
    PORT TOWNSEND, Washington– A basket on a ferris wheel flipped over May 18th, sending a 7-year-old boy, a 47-year-old woman, and a 59-year-old woman plummeting 15 feet to the ground, slamming into the metal landing at the bottom of the ride. All are now in the hospital. The 59-year-old had to be airlifted to a Seattle trauma center in critical condition. Firefighters say the door of the ferris wheel basket the three were riding in was not open. Instead, the…
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Ferris wheel basket flips over, sending three people to the hospital

PORT TOWNSEND, Washington– A basket on a ferris wheel flipped over May 18th, sending a 7-year-old boy, a 47-year-old woman, and a 59-year-old woman plummeting 15 feet to the ground, slamming into the metal landing at the bottom of the ride.

All are now in the hospital. The 59-year-old had to be airlifted to a Seattle trauma center in critical condition. Firefighters say the door of the ferris wheel basket the three were riding in was not open. Instead, the whole tub flipped over.

Parents and organizers of the annual festival are left wondering how this could happen. Festival president Debbie LaFollett’s kids were on the ride when the tub flipped. She recalls, “When the bucket flipped, whatever happened, those people had fallen out and our kids were still at the top. That whole time, during that process, workers were keeping them…

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