3 of 5 people injured at NC State Fair still hospitalized, one in critical condition

3 of 5 people injured at NC State Fair still hospitalized, one in critical condition.  Here is a Video link from 2008 

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myfox8.com

RALEIGH, N.C. — A complaint that was made about a ride that malfunctioned at the N.C. State Fair Thursday night was reveled by Fair officials in a press conference Friday.

The incident that injured five people happened around 9:17 p.m. on a ride called the Vortex.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said an initial investigation showed the ride had stopped and people were getting off when it suddenly started up again.

He said two people suffered serious injuries and three others had minor injuries. Some of the people injured may have been family members. A ride operator was also among the injured.

All the victims were between the ages of 14 and 39 years old, according to the Sheriff Donnie Harrison. Authorities said they requested their names not be released.

WTVD reported that as of Friday morning, three of the victims were still at WakeMed Hospital, with one person in…

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