Toddler injured after falling off ride at NC State Fair

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A toddler suffered injuries after falling off of a ride at the North Carolina State Fair on Friday, officials said. (WTVD)

A 2-year-old boy suffered injuries after falling off of a ride at the North Carolina State Fair on Friday, officials said.

The incident was due to a user error, according to the North Carolina Department of Labor. According to the agency, after the child was strapped into the Hampton Jeeps ride by his father, he then stood up while the ride was in motion. Officials said the child's foot got caught in the strap and he fell and was dragged.

ABC11 reached out to the child's mother and was referred to her lawyer. According to the attorney, the child is doing fine but he has several cuts and bruises.

The child's height was not an issue because the attendant checked, according to officials.

The state labor department is still investigating the accident.

NC State Fair officials said it's important for people to obey the rules when using the rides.

The attorney said the family is not sure if they will be taking legal action.

The child's parents are asking other parents to be sure to educate their children about ride safety, according to the attorney.


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