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A malfunction on a roller-coaster ride in Plainfield, Ill., sent of a woman “flying”, according to witnesses.
Fortunately, the victim was said to have been the only suffering minor injuries, after the fall of the Iron Dragon is a roller-coaster ride at the Plainfield Fest event page. Local outlets have reported that she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The incident happened at around 6 o’clock in the afternoon of last Thursday, The Northwest Herald reports. The victim, a 45-year-old woman, and she, apparently, fell 5 feet, landing on the asphalt below. After the hospital, the woman was said to have been released later on in the night.
Authorities have reportedly determined that the accident was caused by a broken track, on NBC-5 reports. All of the other passengers had been removed from the drive, and no other injuries were reported to emergency services.
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Justin Williams claimed to be in the drive at the time, and told The Northwest Herald, We will have a circle around it, and on the second lap, things started to feel really unstable. It felt as if we were tilted to the inside, and the bottom fell to the ground. To my left, I saw a woman fly by for me.”
According to Adams, his two daughters, were “traumatized” by the incident and had to be treated for “back spasms” at a nearby hospital.
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Plainfield Fire Chief was said to be at the carnival when the incident occurred. “It all happened so fast,” he told The Northwest Herald. “We were 50 yards away, we heard a noise and saw her fall.”
The incident is being investigated by the Illinois Department of Labor, amusement ride Safety and Ride of a Division.
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Representatives of the Plainfield Fest, do not immediately react to Fox News’ request for comment.