A child ejected from a ride at Lac-Mégantic suffered serious injuries

  • François Guèvremont

    Saturday, 12 August, 2017 21:15

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    A young 12 year-old girl was ejected from an amusement ride according to Lac-Mégantic, during the event Lake festival, Saturday afternoon. She suffered severe injuries.

    The event, whose circumstances were still unclear in the evening, occurred at about 15: 45. According to the first testimony, the child would have slipped under the safety bar of her seat, said the spokesman of the Sûreté du Québec, Hélène Nepton.

    The young girl was driving to a hospital to treat serious injuries, but that does not put his life in danger.

    The ride in which took place the accident is composed of chairs that revolve around a central point, supported by strings.

    The ride has been closed while checks are carried out. An investigation has been opened by the Sûreté du Québec and by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, which manages these facilities.

    “We hope that the girl recovers quickly. Our thoughts are with her,” wrote on the page Facebook of the event, Francis Lessard, president of Lake holiday.

    The organizers have indicated that they would not make further comments for the time being and recalled that “the operation of amusement rides [is] under the responsibility of the dealers”.

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