Accident Report

Record Source

Record ID:

1005814

Reporting Agency:

Media Report
Ride/Device Description

Ride or Device:

go kart

Device Type:

Go-kart

Mobility:

Fixed-site device

Venue Type:

Go kart track
Accident Description

Date:

June 7, 2017

Category:

Entrapment or pinch-point

Location:

PA

Number Injured:

1

Age:

21

Gender:

Female

Accident Description:

While driving one of the go-karts, and wearing a hair tie, a woman's hair got tangled in the axle. Crews say they had to cut apart the go-kart to free her. That woman, who is from New York, was flown to the hospital.

Injury Description:

Patron's hair and scalp were ripped off, leaving her skull exposed. Multiple surgeries were required to try to reshape her head. It's not yet known whether all the hair will regrow.