MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (ABC News) — A child was injured in an accident at a small carnival in south suburban Midlothian Thursday evening, fire officials said.

Fire officials said two rides collided at the Parish Carnival at 147th Street and Karlov, causing the accident.

One of the heads fell off the Pharaoh’s Fury boat ride when it collided with the Freak Out ride. People who were riding Pharaoh’s Fury at the time said the Freak Out didn’t have anyone on it, and was just running a test ride.

The child was not on either of the rides but standing near it when the head fell off and struck him. He was with his parents at the time.

The ride was stopped almost immediately and the boy was bleeding from his head when he was taken to a nearby hospital.

The victim’s age has not been confirmed but witnesses said he was young.

The two rides that collided have been closed, but the rest of the carnival continues as if nothing happened.


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