August 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Crutches might have caused Chelsea Ferris wheel cab to tip

The Ferris Wheel at the Chelsea Community Fair in Chelsea. (Patrick Record / AP)

Chelsea — Authorities say a teen’s crutches might have caused a Ferris wheel cab to tip and two children to fall about 15 feet at the Chelsea Community Fair.

The Ann Arbor News reported Saturday that a 16-year-old girl boarded the ride with crutches Thursday night at the fair. Investigators say they could have slid out and lodged in a way that caused the cab to tip.

The girl was with her 8-year-old brother, who has been released from the hospital. The girl has not.

Chelsea Police Chief Ed Toth says officers will speak with the girl before determining the cause.

Witnesses say one of her knees was bandaged before the accident.

The ride reopened Friday.