Attorney: 2-year-old boy injured, now other children at risk on NC State Fair ride

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Attorney speaks out after toddler gets injured on ride at the NC State Fair. (WTVD)

In the days after a toddler was injured on a ride at the North Carolina State Fair, his family's attorney said more than one other parent came forward to claim their children were put at risk on the same ride.

The incident happened Friday on the Hampton Jeeps ride.

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The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) is investigating but said the child's injuries were due to user error.

The department said the child's father strapped him into the ride, but then the boy stood up while it was in motion.

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Officials said his foot got caught in the strap causing him to fall and get dragged.

Pictures show the boy suffered bruises and scrapes to his head, back, and side.

The ride continued to operate in the Kiddieland section throughout the weekend.

The family's attorney, Adam Arthur, told ABC11 he heard from other parents, who took their family the fair Sunday, who claim the buckles their children were wearing across their laps became undone while the Hampton Jeeps ride was moving.

The children were not injured, but Arthur notified fair officials.

The director of communications for the NCDOL, Dolores Quesenberry, released the following statement to ABC11:

"NCDOL ride inspectors inspect the rides prior to opening to the public. Once the ride is certified by NCDOL, it is up to the ride owner to ensure the ride is maintained and operated per the manufacturer's specifications. Our inspectors have been notified of the alleged incidents and will continue to spot check the ride. Should fairgoers experience any problems while on a ride, they should notify the Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau by calling (919) 807-2770 or notify the fair office and they will alert us."

Arthur said the family of the boy who was injured Friday has not decided whether to pursue legal action.
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