A 6-year-old girl suffered a traumatic brain injury after she and two other girls fell from a Ferris wheel at a Tennessee county fair.
Around 6:15 p.m. EST on Monday, one of the Ferris wheel's baskets overturned at the Greene County Fair and ejected the children 35 to 45 feet to the ground.
The girls were transported to Johnson City Medical Center — two by helicopter and one by ambulance — where the youngest remains in critical condition.
The young girl's 10-year-old sister suffered injuries to her forearms. The 16-year-old's injuries were not known.
According to police, eyewitnesses have not been able to confirm reports that the seat of the basket was rocking before it overturned.
Local resident Lisa Bruner, who witnessed the incident, told press: