12 people injured in amusement park ride accident

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say at least 12 people were injured when a swing ride at an amusement park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, tipped over.

The Daily News (http://bit.ly/1LLNXhY) reports emergency officials were dispatched to Beech Bend Amusement Park around 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Sandi Feria, a spokeswoman for The Medical Center in Bowling Green, told The Associated Press on Sunday that 12 people have been treated and released from the hospital. She didn’t have their ages, but according to media reports some were believed to be children.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Harmon couldn’t confirm the ages, but he said the accident is being investigated. He said the state agency that oversees amusement park rides has been notified.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

 

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