Girl Thrown From Fairground Ride

A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she was thrown from a fairground ride in Northamptonshire.

Yasmin Vickery was taken to hospital after she fell from a twister-style ride at the Hollowell Steam Rally and Heavy Horse Show on Saturday and struck a metal safety barrier.

She was taken to Northampton General Hospital with internal bruising and released the following day, Northamptonshire Police said.

Her mother Kim Vickery, from Sevenoaks, Kent, told the Northampton Chronicle: "We were laughing and joking at the time. But when it started going around, Yasmin and Kiya's bar fell forward. Kiya tried to put the bar back but Yasmin fell out.

"She spun into the air because it was going so fast, then you could hear this almighty thud. She had gone flying through the barrier.''

Police were called to the incident and the health and safety officer at the site was informed of the incident.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "We were called to reports of a nine-year-old having fallen off an amusement ride in Hollowell.

"The nine-year-old girl had suffered internal bruising and was taken to Northampton General Hospital. She was released on Sunday.

"The Health and Safety Executive were informed of the incident and we will be helping them with their investigation.''

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