Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, and Elephant Ears…Nothing makes my mouth water more than the thought of eating those delicious foods. Yep, you guessed it… Fair Food. March is my favorite Month because that’s when the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair opens!
Whenever I attend the fair its a fun filled day of hanging with friends, eating deep-fried foods, and going on unlimited rides. I love rides that go fast and super high. Going to the fair is something I look forward to every year!
Unfortunately, yesterday there was a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair that resulted in the death of one person and seven people injured, three of whom were in critical condition. The ride that malfunctioned was the Fire Ball, which spins and swings passengers in a pendulum-like motion.
A video of the tragedy was posted on YouTube showing the seats of the ride breaking off and bodies flying through the air. A witness told NBC News. “The ride was going as normal, and then all of a sudden you see people flying out, and then the guy hit the emergency stop button, which then made the seat fly off and people flew off as well,” Another witness told NBC News.
My heart is heavy for the families of those involved in last night’s tragic accident. Check out the video below…
***Warning: The video is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised!***