VIDEO: 11-year-old girl injured on Nebraska carnival ride

 

OMAHA, Nebraska (KRON) — What started as a fun carnival ride, ended with a girl in the hospital with injuries that may never heal.

It is a warning for some, as the details of this story may be disturbing.

11-year-old Elizabeth Gilreath was on a carnival ride in Omaha, Nebraska when she slid off her seat.

Her hair got caught in the still-spinning mechanism, and it yanked her entire scalp off.

“It went on for 5-10 minutes everybody told me while it ripped and pulled my daughter around,” father Timothy Gilreath said. “They don’t even know if the muscles will work and my daughter will be able to see again. (cries) That is our baby.”

The carnival company is cooperating with the investigation to determine exactly what happened.

CNN contributed to this report

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