Ride malfunction causes multiple injuries at North Carolina State Fair

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Five people were injured Thursday night after a ride at the N.C. State Fair malfunctioned.

It happened around 9:17 p.m. on a ride called the Vortex, which is along on the old midway section behind the Expo Center on the fairgrounds.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said an initial investigation showed the ride had stopped and people were getting off when it suddenly started up again.

He said two people suffered serious injuries and three others had minor injuries. Some of the people injured may have been family members. A ride operator was also among the injured. All the victims were between the ages of 14 and 39 years old.

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