Eyewitness reported a Ferris wheel cart flopped upside down and ejected the three occupants.
Two women and a child were injured in a fall from a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend on Thursday night.
One woman, age 59, is at Harborview Medical Center in serious but stable condition in intensive care, with non-life-threatening injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday morning.
The incident happened about 6 p.m. in downtown Port Townsend during the Rhododendron Festival, KOMO reported. An eyewitness reported a Ferris wheel cart flopping upside down, ejecting the three occupants, said East Jefferson Fire and Rescue spokesman Bill Beezley.
The 59-year-old woman, another woman in her 40s and a 7-year-old boy fell 15 to 18 feet and landed on the ride’s metal flooring, official said. The older woman was flown to Harborview, while the other two people were taken to a local hospital.
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The ride was shut and cordoned off for an investigation.
Officials said the rest of the festival is continuing as planned.