12 Conn. Kids Hurt When Ride Breaks
Swing ride suddenly lost power
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2013 12:03 AM CDT
The ride, a swing ride like this one, appeared to suddenly lose power, witnesses said.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A dozen children were hospitalized yesterday after a swing ride malfunctioned at a festival in Connecticut, sending children crashing into each other and the center of the ride in front of their horrified parents. One adult was also injured as the ride at Norwalk's Oyster Festival lost power, the AP reports. Witnesses saw bleeding children with injured necks and legs and the most seriously injured child, an 8-year-old boy, is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"It was just injured kids everywhere. The parents ripping out the gate just trying to get to their kids," a witness tells CNN. "It was just horrible." The owner of the ride, which spins swings attached to metal arms, says his company is cooperating with state investigators.

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Devo74
Sep 9, 2013 12:56 PM CDT
I guess it was Bush's fault, those dam republicans!!! What difference does it make !!!! HRC........
HMD-SMD-ITY
Sep 9, 2013 7:18 AM CDT
Very bad choice of stock photos there, not even close to the type of swing ride that was used. I can complain because this was an internal Newser story. The swing ride was a county fair carnival type you can rent, not the fancified state fair model seen above.