On May 31, an accident at a carnival in Riverton, Wyoming sent a 16-year-old girl to a Denver hospital with head trauma, according to County 10. The accident occurred at the North Star Amusements Carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. According to the Riverton Police, the girl was injured riding a “bungee jumping” amusement.
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Reportedly, while the girl was riding the bungee jump attraction, one of the bungee cords came apart. Family members who witnessed the accident posted on their Facebook pages that the “ride fell apart” causing injuries. According to the girl’s mother, her daughter suffered brain injuries, a broken jaw and a neck injury.
After the accident, the girl received emergency treatment in Riverton before being airlifted to Denver. She was placed in the Intensive Care Unit of a Denver hospital in serious but stable condition.
“No more swelling of her brain just a lot of bruising,” the girl’s mother wrote in an email to County 10 of her daughter’s traumatic brain injury. “It bled a lot in both frontal lobes and a lot on the left side, so a lot of waiting and patience, some improvements but this is just the beginning baby steps.”
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[Did You Know?: Children ages 0 to 4, adolescents ages 15 to 19 and adults 65 and older are most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury.]
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