Child injured on Maryland State Fair swing ride

Incident was the most serious injury at the fair this year, official says

September 04, 2011

A 9-year-old boy was injured Saturday at the Maryland State Fair when he tried get off a small swing ride while it was operating.

The incident was the most serious injury this year at the state fair, which ends Monday, said Michael Huber, coordinator of emergency services at the event in Timonium. Huber said the child's grandmother put him on the ride.

"At some point, he decided he didn't want to be on it and attempted to exit the ride while it was in operation," Huber said.

The child was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, according to Huber. He declined to comment on the nature of the boy's injuries. He said the child was from the Baltimore area but declined to give further information.

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