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Amusement Ride Topples Sending 6 to Hospital

I am always weary of ‘setup’ carnivals because they never feel safe and stable.


An amusement ride for young children proved my point yesterday after it toppled over injuring 6 people.

Fair spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme says 14 children and two adults were aboard the ride when it tipped over last night.

The Lolli Swing ride in Kiddyland toppled at about 6:40 p.m. last night. The ride has swing-type seats that rotate around a central pillar, and has operated at the fair for the past five years.

The ride passed an inspection Wednesday by the state Department of Labor & Industries.

One possible cause for the accident is that the rain-soaked ground under the ride caused it to topple.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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