FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. --Engineers in Virginia are still trying to figure out what went wrong with a carnival ride that sent a 47-year-old woman plunging four stories on Monday.
Local station WJLA reports the accident happened on "Super Shot," a free-fall ride, which raises riders to the top of a tower and drops them. The woman's seat detached and she fell 40 feet to the ground -- still in the seat.
Fred Co Va. Traumatic Injury. Fred Co Fairgrounds. Amusement ride cable broke. Poss 2 Pts. NFI. 1919hrs.— ShenandoahValleyFire (@ShenValleyFire) July 25, 2016
The woman was seriously hurt in the fall. A cable broke but investigators still don't know why.