Police investigate a carnival accident that left 10-year-old Huntley Daniels (left) critically injured at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Antioch in Antioch on July 16, 2023. | Left: Provided; Right: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

The young boy who was critically injured after being thrown from a carnival ride in Antioch has been released from the hospital and local businesses are coming together to raise money for him.

The Village of Antioch said Wednesday they are collaborating with the local business community to offer support to 10-year-old Huntley Daniels.

Various local businesses and community groups have stepped up to help provide financial assistance to the family.

The final concert of the “It’s Thursday” summer concert series, scheduled for August 10, will be dedicated to aiding Huntley in his journey to recovery, a village spokesperson said.

The acclaimed rock cover band Mike and Joe will perform during the event, which will be a family-friendly evening of entertainment.

An array of food and beverages will be for sale served by Antioch business owners and staff.

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Police investigate a carnival accident that left a child critically injured at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Antioch near the intersection of Main Street and Orchard Street in Antioch on July 16, 2023. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

Attendees can participate in raffles and other activities. All profits from the evening will go to Huntley and his family.

Notes and cards will be collected during the event and shared with the boy.

Numerous businesses in the village have also been fundraising as well as donating money from sales to the family.

Village of Antioch Mayor Scott Gartner said he is proud of the enthusiastic response from the local community.

“I am moved by the overwhelming support the Antioch community has shown for Huntley and his family. Together, we stand strong, committed to providing him and his family with assistance,” Gartner said.

“This event is a testament to the strength of our community bonds,” Gartner added.

Huntley was seriously injured while on the Moby Dick ride at the Taste of Antioch festival on July 16.

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A carnival accident left a child critically injured at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Antioch near the intersection of Main Street and Orchard Street in Antioch on July 16, 2023. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

Fire department radio dispatch indicated the boy was possibly thrown 10-12 feet while seated on the ride.

A LifeNet medical helicopter landed nearby and flew the child to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

He was later flown from Lutheran General to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago for further treatment due to the extent of his injuries.

He suffered multiple facial and jaw fractures and a significant injury to the bones in one leg, village officials said.

The child was initially listed in critical condition. The child’s mother, Kayte Daniels, said Huntley had undergone major surgeries and was stabilized.

He was released from the hospital this week but has a long road to recovery.

A tow truck transports the Moby Dick carnival ride after investigators obtained a warrant to seize the ride following an accident involving a 10-year-old boy in Antioch. | Provided Photo

Last week, the Antioch Police Department announced they obtained a search warrant and secured possession of the Moby Dick ride.

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The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) concluded its follow-up inspection of the Moby Dick ride, which is owned and has been operated by All Around Amusement of Lockport.

Following the inspection, Antioch Police Chief Geoffrey Guttschow said he directed detectives to work with the Lake County States Attorney’s Office to apply for a search warrant to secure possession of the ride as part of the “ongoing criminal investigation into the incident.”

Guttschow said the criminal investigation into the accident is still active and ongoing.

“Our detectives have been working along with inspectors from the Illinois Department of Labor to determine if any criminally reckless or negligent acts may have contributed to the accident,” Guttschow said.