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OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Six people were injured after a carnival ride tipped over in Oak Harbor on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred during the Independence Day Carnival, causing shock and concern among attendees.

The Incident

City officials confirmed that the ride fell over during the Independence Day Carnival. The sudden tipping of the ride resulted in injuries to six individuals. Emergency medical staff were on-site to provide immediate treatment to the victims, ensuring they received the necessary care quickly.

Emergency Response

The ride was immediately secured and shut down following the accident. City inspectors, along with carnival staff, will investigate the ride on Thursday to determine the cause of the malfunction. “We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors,” said Police Chief Tony Slowik. “Our priority is to thoroughly investigate this incident and take all necessary measures to maintain the highest safety standards.”

Safety Measures

In light of the incident, the carnival was closed for the rest of the night to ensure no further accidents occurred and to allow a thorough investigation. The focus on safety is paramount, and the city is taking all necessary steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

Injuries from such accidents can have lasting impacts on the victims. It’s crucial for those affected to seek legal advice to understand their rights and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Blanford Law specializes in personal injury cases and can provide the necessary legal support to navigate the complexities of such incidents. Their expertise in handling similar cases ensures that victims receive comprehensive assistance and representation.


The carnival ride accident in Oak Harbor serves as a stark reminder of the importance of safety measures and the potential hazards of amusement rides. While the injured individuals are receiving medical care, the investigation will shed light on the cause of the incident and help prevent future occurrences. If you or a loved one have been affected by this or similar incidents, consider contacting Blanford Law for expert legal assistance and to ensure your rights are protected.

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