A tragic turn of events at this weekend’s Cinco De Mayo celebration in Omaha this weekend.
An 11 year old girl was badly injured when her hair got caught in a carnival ride. Elizabeth Gilreath’s father Timothy says his daughter suffered critical injuries. He says Elizabeth was caught for 5 to 10 minutes. They don’t know if she will see again.
Video footage from a nearby business shows the ride operator rushing away immediately after the accident. It is not known if he was running to get help, but Elizabeth’s parents are extremely upset that more wasn’t done to help their child. Her mother, Virginia Cooksey, says she has no idea how the ride operator couldn’t of noticed that something was terribly wrong.
Gilreath says his daughter was tortured.
Elizabeth was rushed to Nebraska Medicine and was immediately taken into surgery. Her parents held a news conference Sunday night at Nebraska Medicine where Elizabeth is receiving care.