A child was flown to the hospital after being thrown from a carnival ride at the Taste of Antioch, which has been shut down by the village, Sunday afternoon.
The Antioch Police Department and Antioch Fire Department responded around 2:40 p.m. Sunday to the area of Main Street and Orchard Street for a traumatic injury call.
A child was reported to be injured on a carnival ride at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Antioch.
Crews discovered an injured 10-year-old child who appeared to have been thrown from a carnival ride, officials said.
Fire department radio dispatch indicated the child was possibly thrown 10-12 feet.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was requested and landed nearby. The helicopter flew the child to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Officials said the child’s condition is not currently known.
The village administrator, Antioch police chief and the Antioch fire chief were consulted and Antioch Mayor Scott Gartner decided to use his executive authority to order the remainder of the rides at the Taste of Antioch to shut down.
“The closure of the rides will ensure safety for our community and allow officials to review safety of each ride,” a village spokesperson said.
The Illinois Department of Labor is actively investigating along with the Antioch Police Department and the Antioch Fire Department.