Thirteen children were injured when a festival attraction that swings riders into the air lost power at a community fair in Norwalk, Conn, on Sunday Sept. 8, 2013, but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, authorities said. Most of the children suffered minor injuries and were treated at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk, police said. Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik said there were initial reports of serious injuries but preliminary indications are that the injuries were not as severe as first feared. (AP Photo/The Hour Miguel Cruz) MANDATORY CREDIT
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say 12 children were injured when a ride at a Connecticut fair suddenly stopped, sending its riders crashing into each other.
Norwalk police say a dozen children and one adult were transported to hospitals after the rotating swing ride at the city’s Oyster Festival came to a sudden stop Sunday afternoon. All but one were treated and released.
Officials did not release the age of the lone victim hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
State police say a mechanical failure caused the ride to stop, which sent its occupants careening into each other. They say no riders were ejected from the ride or fell to the ground.
Troopers with state police fire and explosion unit are investigating the cause of the failure.
Other rides were briefly halted for inspection.
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