6 children injured on carnival ride in Chatham

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Six children on a roller coaster at a carnival in Chatham were injured when the ride came to an abrupt stop Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

About 3:30 p.m., six children hit their heads when the ride suddenly stopped at the 21st Ward Carnival at 8800 S. Lafayette Ave., Chicago Police said. Five of the children were 5-7 years old.

Two children in fair condition and two in good condition were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs and police. Three children were taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, including one who was not on the ride.

Additional details were not immediately available.


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