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Two children suffer minor injuries when ride malfunctions at North Ridgeville Corn Festival

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Aug 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-12 17:12:22-04

Two children suffered minor injuries when a ride malfunctioned at the North Ridgeville Corn Festival Friday evening. 

The North Ridgeville Fire Department responded to the festival around 9:10 p.m. after someone called, saying that a ride had malfunctioned and an ambulance was needed.

Fire department officials later learned that the low-speed ride had made an abrupt stop due to a car coming off of a track. There were approximately five people on the ride at the time. 

Two children with minor injuries were examined and released to their parents.

As a safety precaution, the ride has been closed for the remainder of the weekend. 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Amusement Ride Safety will investigate.