Teen Girl Dies After Being Thrown From Sizzler Carnival Ride in Texas
A teen girl who was thrown from a carnival ride in El Paso, Texas, Friday night has died, local television station KFOX reported.
Authorities responded to Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in the 10900 block of Bywood Drive to a report of carnival ride injuries, the El Paso Police Department tweeted shortly after 7:30 p.m.
Three teens were on the Sizzler ride — which twirls around a center point while spinning riders in their seats — when the incident occurred.
One of the teens was ejected from the ride and hit a metal barricade, which caused the fatal injuries, the station reported. She was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
Her name was not immediately released.
Another teenage girl was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, while a third rider was unharmed.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the ride to malfunction.
“There’s inspections that are required. Whether or not this vendor has been up to par with that hasn’t been determined. That’ll be revealed in the investigation,” El Paso police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told KFOX.