14 Injured When Thrown From Ride at Tennessee Fair

Victims were riding the spinning Moonraker at the Delta Fair
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 3, 2016 5:19 PM CDT
A worker assembles a roller coaster at Tennessee's Delta Fair in 2014. On Saturday, 14 people were injured when they were thrown from a ride at the annual fair.   (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Karen Pulfer Focht)

(Newser) – Police in Memphis say 14 people were injured when they were thrown from an amusement ride at Tennessee's Delta Fair, the AP reports. Shelby County Sheriff's office spokesperson Earle Farrell says 14 people were transported on Saturday afternoon to local hospitals from the fair. Farrell says they were on a ride called the Moonraker. (The spinning ride looks like this.) The cause of the accident is not yet known. Farrell says the injured riders were all in stable condition. He did not know how many adults and children were on the ride. (Read more Tennessee stories.)

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