A 10-year-old girl and two adults were injured Tuesday night on an amusement ride at the Livingston Parish Fair, west of the town of Livingston, officials said.
The child was sent to a hospital in Baton Rouge, said Chief Kirk Duffy, of the town of Livingston Fire Department.
The child was taken by ambulance from the fairgrounds, complaining of ankle, leg and back pain after a mishap on a ride about 9:30 p.m., Duffy said.
The fire chief described the ride as a smaller “kiddie ride” designed for younger children.
It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday night what the extent of the child’s injuries were.
Livingston Parish sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Steele said two adults also received minor injures.
Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said a team of investigators from his office, which is responsible for investigating accidents on mechanical rides, was dispatched to the fairgrounds Tuesday night.
“We have ordered the ride to cease operation, and when we get there, what we’ll do is review the mechanical aspects of the ride and determine what the cause of the accident was,” Browning said.