September 8, 2013
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - State police say 12 people were sent to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after a mechanical failure caused an amusement ride to suddenly stop at a Connecticut fair.
Three other people were also hurt when a rotating swing ride at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk came to a sudden stop Sunday afternoon. Norwalk police previously said the injured were all children but state police did not specify their ages.
Authorities said a preliminary investigation indicates the riders being spun by the ride crashed into each other but none were ejected or fell from the ride.
Troopers with state police fire and explosion unit are investigating the cause of the failure.
Other rides were halted while state inspectors checked them out.
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