A MAN required hospital treatment after he fell from a ride at the fair on Chester’s Little Roodee car park.
The man, who suffered minor injuries, was apparently riding on the Super Bob attraction when the accident happened just before 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Health and Safety Executive is gathering more information before deciding whether to launch a full scale investigation.
North West Ambulance Service spokesman Fiona Bateman said: “A male was thrown off a ride, about 20 years-old. We were informed by police at about 3.45pm. He went to the Countess by ambulance.”
Cheshire Police spokesman PC Jason Murray added: "We attended after a male had fallen from the Super Bob ride while it was in motion.
“He was treated at the Countess and later discharged. His injuries were non-life-threatening. There were no further actions by police. In terms of any investigation the Health and Safety Executive have been made aware of the incident.”
Health and Safety Executive regional spokesman David Harris said an agency inspector was liaising with police and the fair ground operator to find out more details about the accident.
He said: “We will make initial inquiries and then we will make a case as to whether or not there are grounds for an investigation.”
The Super Bob ride involves passengers travelling in small cars, secured by a safety bar, which travels around on a circular track at speed. Nobody at the fun fair was available for comment at time of going to press.
The 10-day annual funfair “Anthony Harris and family present Pat Collins Wonderland Funfairs” is being held at the Chester site until Saturday, May 8.