The little girl’s hair got caught in the gears of the ride as it slowed down. The operator of the ride was captured running away from the scene; it is unclear why.
An 11-year-old Nebraska child was seriously injured at a Cinco de Mayo Festival when her hair got stuck on a carnival ride.
When Elizabeth “Lulu” Gilreath slid off a carnival ride seat, her long, red hair got caught in the still spinning mechanism. The force yanked her entire scalp off, her parents said.
“It went on for 5-10 minutes everybody told me while it ripped and pulled my daughter around,” her father Timothy Gilreath said. “They don’t even know if the muscles will work and my daughter will be able to see again.”
Surveillance video from the nearby shop showed the moment the ride started to slow.
A mother, who saw what happened to see Lulu, ran up the steps to try and physically stop the ride.