Four-year-old boy injured in carnival ride

July 18, 2008 7:34:18 AM PDT
A four-year-old boy was injured when he was run over by a carnival ride at a Fort Wayne park. Vincent Govan's grandmother says the boy was run over two or three times by the ride's miniature cars, possibly breaking the boy's leg.

Vincent was with his family Thursday night at the Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters park.

His grandmother, Henrietta Williams, says Vincent was conscious and able to talk to his mother and paramedics as he was taken to a hospital.

Police say the boy may have become frightened and tried to climb off the ride, in which several small vehicles move in a circle.

Festival executive director Shannon White called the accident "very unfortunate." He said festival staff gave Vincent's family members a ride to the hospital.


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