Del. police: Part of Halloween-themed carnival ride comes loose and flips, hurting 5 peopleBy AP
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Del. police: Carnival ride flips, leaving 5 hurt
MIDDLETOWN, Del. — Delaware State Police say part of a Halloween-themed carnival ride malfunctioned and flipped over, injuring five people.
Three adults and two children had minor injuries after Saturday’s accident at Frightland, a seasonal Halloween attraction in Middletown. Port Penn Fire Chief Frank Schoeffler says the five were treated at Christiana Hospital.
Fire officials said a section of the Merry Mixer ride came loose at about 8:45 p.m. and flipped over.
Frightland manager Deb Hall says the park has not had any serious problems with rides in its 14-year history. She says the rides are operated by an independent company and are inspected daily.
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