Girl, 14, injured on fairground ride after carnival

Braintree and Witham Times: The Health and Safety Executive is making inquiries into the incident The Health and Safety Executive is making inquiries into the incident

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating an accident on a fairground ride after Braintree Carnival.

A 14-year-old girl was left unconscious after hitting her head on a ride, believed to be the Eliminator, at 10pm on Saturday.

She had not cut her head but sustained a large lump.

A community first responder and an ambulance were called to the scene and she was taken to Broomfield Hospital for further assessment.

An ambulance spokesman said: “Her condition was not thought to be immediately life-threatening.”

Police officers closed the ride and carried out initial investigations.

They found no suspicious circumstances and left the investigation with the Health and Safety Executive.

See this week's Braintree Times - out tomorrow - for the full story.

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