60-year-old woman in hospital after fall from ferris wheel - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

60-year-old woman in hospital after fall from ferris wheel

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A 60-year-old woman is in the hospital after surviving a 25-foot fall from a ferris wheel.

Gracie Hinson suffered a broken femur, ribs and collar bone after she slipped out of her seat and fell onto the center axle of the big wheel at the Middle Tennessee District Fair in Lawrenceburg yesterday.

The retired librarian and underwent surgery and is resting at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The wheel has been shut down and is undergoing an inspection, but so far authorities have not found any mechanical failure with the ride.

It could reopen as soon as tomorrow. All the fair's rides were inspected before the it opened last week.

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