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Girl continues recovery from horrific accident

August 20, 2019


A LITTLE GIRL ON A CARNIVAL RIDE– ALL SMILES BEFORE A TERRIFYING EVENT! THE RIDE COMES TO A STOP WHEN THE GIRL’S HAIR IS TANGLED… AND HER SCALP IS TORN OFF. TONIGHT — THE GIRL IS RECOVERING: HER FAMILY — IN SHOCK. GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANKS FOR JOINING US — I’M MALORIE MADDOX. AND I’M JOHN KNICELY. WE CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE TONIGHT ON THAT SCARY ACCIDENT AT THE CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL IN SOUTH OMAHA. NEW TONIGHT — VIDEO CAPTURED ON THE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM OF “DOCTOR DE COMPUTADO RAS. IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF YOUR SCREEN YOU CAN SEE THE RIDE SLOW… THEN THE OPERATOR RUNS FOR HELP. AS THE SCENE UNFOLDS YOU SEE PEOPLE GATHER AND RUSH UP THE STEPS TO GET ON THE RIDE. WE’LL SKIP AHEAD ABOUT – 10- MINUTES — YOU CAN SEE A LARGE CROWD GATHERS… BUT POLICE ARE KEEPING PEOPLE AWAY. A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF THE GIRL WHO HAS LAID ON THE FLOOR OF THE RIDE AS AMBULANCE WORKERS ARE TRYING TO GET TO HER. THE GIRL WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. TODAY — WE KNOW THAT SHE WILL LIVE. IN FACT — HER MOTHER POSTED PICTURES OF THE YOUNG GIRL TODAY, ASKING FOR PRAYERS. SHE’S BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 11-YEAR-OLD “ELIZABETH GILREATH.” WHILE SHE’S RECOVERING — POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CARNIVAL. WE SPOKE WITH STAFF FROM THE CARNIVAL LIVE ON OUR MORNING SHOW TODAY — THEY SAY: THAT SAFETY IS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. WE ALSO HAVE BEEN DIGGING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RIDE ITSELF. THE RIDE IS CALLED “KING’S CROWN.” TODAY — IT’S SITTING VACANT, ONE OF THE ONLY RIDES NOT IN OPERATION AS THE CARNIVAL CONTINUES TODAY. ACCORDING TO INSPECTION RECORDS ON THE RIDE: IT WAS LAST INSPECTED IN “MARCH.” PER NEBRASKA RULES — AMUSEMENT RIDES MUST BE INSPECTED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. WE’VE BEEN TALKING WITH THOSE WHO WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT. ONE OF THOSE GIRLS WAS INSIDE THE RIDE AT THE SAME TIME AS “ELIZABETH GILREATH.” SHE TELLS US — SHE STOOD UP AND BEGGED WHOEVER COULD HELP TO STOP THE RIDE: “THERE’S NOTHING WE COULD DO AND SO I STOOD UP AND I WAS LIKE YELLING I WAS LIKE, ‘STOP THE RIDE! STOP THE FREAKING RIDE!'” OUR REPORTER “DON GRANESE” HAS BEEN TRACKING THIS STORY SINCE IT FIRST BROKE. IN FACT — RIGHT NOW HE’S PREPARING TO SIT DOWN WITH THE 11-YEAR- OLD’S FAMILY. TONIGHT AT 10 — WE’LL BRING YOU THE STORY FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE. DETAILS ON HOW ELIZABETH IS DOING… AND WHAT THE FAMILY THINKS ABOUT THIS TERRIFYING SITUATION. THAT STORY… COMING UP TONIGHT ON

2 Comments

  • Reply Maura rica May 30, 2016 at 7:32 am

    it happened on my birthday

  • Reply Noor Ali June 23, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Ohhhhh

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