Man Recovering From Accident At State Fair
Associated Press - September 20, 2013 6:17 am
Kansas State Fair General Manager Susan Sankey said 359,808 people visited the 10-day fair, the third highest number in the event's 104-year history.
A 74-year-old man is recovering from an accident at the Kansas State Fair that put him in the hospital.
Valley Falls resident Earl Stevens suffered broken facial bones and other injuries in the accident two weeks ago.
Stevens and his family camp at the fair every year for a long weekend.
Stevens was on a sidewalk that crosses in front of a zip line operated by a community college program. Stevens was hit by a zip line rider. The rider wasn’t hurt, but Stevens was hospitalized in Wichita with injuries including a concussion, a broken nose and sore ribs.
After the accident, the fair and the college barricaded the walkway so people couldn’t cross in front of the ride.
Information from: The Hutchinson News