Grand Junction
Current: 58 °
Overcast
High: 71
Low: 57
Wind: 0 MPH
Pressure: 30.24
Humidity: 93%
Montrose
Current: 54 °
Overcast
High: 73
Low: 53
Wind: 3 MPH
Pressure: 30.3
Humidity: 80%
Glenwood Springs
Current: 56 °
Overcast
High: 74
Low: 53
Wind: 5 MPH
Pressure: 30.27
Humidity: 84%

Circus Accident Injures 9

Tools
  • Print
By Associated Press

Created:

Updated: Mon, 05 May 2014 07:37:12 MST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Authorities in Rhode Island are trying to figure out what caused a support frame to collapse, sending eight acrobats crashing to the ground at Sunday's performance by Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Providence.
 
A spokesman for Ringling's parent company says the accident happened as the eight acrobats hung ``like a human chandelier'' using their hair, and they fell 25 to 40 feet. Also hurt was a dancer on the ground.
 
A hospital in providence says one person is in critical condition.

RSS Weather Apple App Weather Android App Syncback Twitter Facebook
News Channel 5 Weather