Girl injured on ride at Arkansas carnival

      Photo courtesy KHOG

      FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A girl needed stitches after being hit in the head while on a ride at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

      Fayetteville television station KHOG reports ( ) the ride is still operational because Arkansas officials determined the carnival's owner didn't do anything wrong.

      Riders are lifted up and down in a circular motion on the attraction called the Stampede.

      The fairgrounds' owner says a metal pin came undone, causing a metal bar to swing out and hit the girl in the head on Wednesday night.

      The accident prompted a review by a state inspector on Thursday. The official didn't find anything suspicious about the ride but is still investigating the accident.

      Information from: KHOG-TV,

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