Carnival ride comes apart at Calgary Stampede, 10 injured

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Contributed by RideMan

Six riders at the Stampede fair grounds were sent to hospital with various degrees of injuries following a mishap that sent parts of the Scorpion ride flying into the air and down to the ground. Four more victims were treated at the scene and released after the mishap that occurred at 8:30 p.m. Friday night.

As one teenager recovers from severe injuries in hospital, provincial investigators say it could take up to two months to determine why and how a popular ride at the Stampede broke apart, sending wreckage flying and injuring 10 people.

Read more from cnews.canoe.ca and The Calgary Herald.

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