Crutches might have caused Ferris wheel cab to tip

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Updated: 8/23 1:38 pm

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a teen's crutches might have caused a Ferris wheel cab to tip and two children to fall about 15 feet at a southeastern Michigan fair.

The Ann Arbor News reports Saturday a 16-year-old girl boarded the ride with crutches Thursday night at the Chelsea Community Fair. Investigators say they could have slid out and lodged in a way that caused the tip.

The girl was with her 8-year-old brother. He's been released from the hospital and she remains there for observation.

Chelsea Police Chief Ed Toth says officers will speak with the girl before determining the cause. Witnesses say one of her knees was bandaged before the accident.

The ride reopened Friday after passing inspection by state regulators. Chelsea is about 15 miles west of Ann Arbor.

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

 

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