Woman ‘seriously injured’ after she’s 'thrown 10-15 feet' from fairground ride in Hull
8 October 2019, 10:30 | Updated: 8 October 2019, 10:36
A woman has been left seriously injured after she was thrown into the air by a fairground in Hull.
Two rides have now been shut down, with police cordoning off the area following the terrifying incident at the spinning 'Airmaxx360' attraction on Monday evening.
It’s believed she fell from one ride onto the base of another at around 7pm on the second day of the event, where she hit into a teenage boy on the ground.
The boy is said to have suffered minor injuries, while Humberside Police confirmed the woman has been rushed to Hull Royal Infirmary hospital to receive treatment.
We’re currently in attendance with Hull City Council at an incident at Hull Fair where a woman was injured after falling off a ride. She's been taken to hospital for treatment. Please be patient as we work to establish the circumstances around this. Two rides are closed. Log 514 pic.twitter.com/xto73fpWUi— Humberside Police (@Humberbeat) October 7, 2019
Chief Inspector Paul Kirby, Tactical Commander for Hull Fair said: “A woman has sadly been seriously injured this evening at Hull Fair and taken to hospital by ambulance.
“We do not believe her injuries are life threatening or life changing.
“A teenage boy was struck by the woman as she fell. He thankfully only sustained minor injuries.
Unlucky to have filmed this myself but Full credit tonight to the amazing work off the stjohns ambulance and the police who managed the tragedy brilliantly hope she is ok #hullfair pic.twitter.com/k4BznRWVcs— Stephen gleno (@glenwright) October 7, 2019
“We have very well established plans in place with the council for any incident like this at the fair, and I want to thank everyone for their patience while we deal with this.
“I am appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened, or who has any video footage of it to contact us."
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said they received a call at about 7.03pm to reports someone had fallen from a ride and she has now receiving treatment for ‘multiple injuries’.
A witness told Hull Live they saw the woman hurled through the air after the bar used to keep people secure opened unexpectedly.
They said: “The girl just came flying off it while it was in motion."
Another witness told The Sun the woman "looked young" and fell up to 10-15 feet.
Hull Fair is one of the UK's oldest travelling funfairs and attracts thousands of visitors to the Walton Street area of the Hull every year.