LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - Three people were injured on a kiddie ride at the Livingston Parish Fair Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning, Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning went to the fair grounds to inspect the ride.
According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, two adults and one child sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The child was taken to the hospital after the accident. It happened around 9:30 p.m.
Browning said the child, a young girl around 10-years-old, was belted and seated, but at some point, stood up and fell out of the ride. The adults were injured when they went to help the girl.
Browning said the ride did not appear to have any mechanical failures and should reopen.
"We were actually scheduled to come Friday and check these rides," said Browning. "Today, we're going to do a paper audit, tomorrow finish inspections of these rides."
Browning said they are required to check the rides at every fair across the state. On average, he said there are usually six to eight injuries every year, mostly due to the riders.
The Livingston Parish Fair runs through Sunday.