Carnival Ride Mishap in Iowa Injures Child

May 21, 2013

A young child is recovering from a serious gash to his head after a carnival ride he was on malfunctioned.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the accident happened Friday night on a ride at a carnival in Council Bluffs.

Authorities say the child was on the “Monster Truck” ride – a small ride in which cars run along a track – when his truck lurched and flipped over onto the one in front of it.

The child suffered a deep gash to the forehead and was taken to an Omaha hospital.

The child’s name and condition have not been released.

Police are still investigating.

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