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State Inspectors To Look Into Clark County Fair Accident

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

At least two people were transported to the Clark County Regional Medical Center following an accident on a ride at the Clark County Fair.

Fair officials say the rear car on the Circle E Express train ride flipped over. A off-duty nurse who happened to be at the fair at the time of the accident said it appeared that one adult was in shock and another was complaining of head and neck pain following the accident. A witness said one parent rushed his daughter away from the scene to an area hospital with a possible broken arm. Two adults were taken by ambulance to the Clark County Regional Medical Center but witnesses say others involved in the accident transported themselves to the hospital.

The operator of the ride left the premises shortly after the accident and fair officials say the ride has been shut down for the remainder of the fair. The ride reportedly is designed to transport fair patrons around the fairgrounds for free. There have been no other accidents involving the ride since it became a part of the Clark County fair two or three years ago.

State ride inspectors are investigating the accident. They'll return to the site of the accident on Tuesday to try to figure out what went wrong.


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