Shut Down Carnival Ride That Scalped a Young Girl

Target: Elliot F. Kaye, Chairman U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Goal: Prevent traveling carnivals from running the King’s Crown ride after it scalped a young girl.

An 11-year-old girl had her scalp ripped off and her skull fractured while riding on the King’s Crown carnival ride. Witnesses recount that Elizabeth was tossed from her seat while the ride was spinning and fell to the floor. Her hair got caught in the spinning mechanism, which caused it to rip off her head and fracture her skull. She is still hospitalized from her injuries and may never see again due to muscle damage.

Her father tells investigators that the ride continued to spin for five to 10 minutes while the operator ran from the scene and a witness stepped in to turn off the ride and rush to Elizabeth’s side. Demand the King’s Crown ride is decommissioned and that traveling carnivals are not permitted to run the ride in the future.


Dear Mr. Kaye,

Carnival goers across the nation need you to step in to protect them and their children from future injury. Eleven-year-old Elizabeth may never see again after being scalped by the King’s Crown ride. Witnesses indicate that the operator left the ride running when Elizabeth was tossed to the floor and bystanders stepped in to turn it off and rush to her aide.

We demand all King’s Crown rides currently in use are decommissioned and no additional rides of this nature are allowed to be manufactured.


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Photo credit: CBS Affiliate WOWT

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  1. I believe this ride is defective by design!

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