Hospital releases boy injured on carnival ride


May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A 5-year-old Council Bluffs boy injured in a weekend carnival ride accident has been released from the hospital.  The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs reports Trace Harman was on a monster truck ride Friday night as part of the Celebrate Council Bluffs carnival when the truck flipped over and struck the truck in front of it. Police say the truck came loose from its hoist. The ride was shut down and inspected by the Iowa Department of Elevator and Amusement Park Rides on Saturday.

Harman was belted into the truck with his brother and a friend. He suffered a laceration to the forehead and was treated at Nebraska Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman says he was released Saturday. The other children had minor injuries and were released Friday night.