Carnival Accident in Council Bluffs


May 18th, 2013 by admin

The Council Bluffs Police Department reports that an accident occurred on one of the carnival rides Friday in Bayliss Park which is part of Celebrate Council Bluffs Week. Five-year old Trace Harman along with his four-year old brother Van Harman and eight-year old friend Opal Sund all of Council Bluffs were on the “Monster Truck Ride” which is a carousel owned by a private company. For unknown reasons at this time, the car flipped upside down as it was going up the incline of the track, striking the car in front of them. The car did come loose from its hoist. All the boys were belted into the car.

Trace was transported to University of Nebraska Medical Center by Council Bluffs Rescue Squad with head injuries. At this time, Trace is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. He was held overnight for observation. Van and Opal received minor injuries and were treated and released.

A representative from the State of Iowa Department of Elevator and Amusement Park Rides was notified for inspection of this incident. At this time the investigation is ongoing.