Child Injured in Carnival Ride Accident at Extraco Events Center in Waco, TX

April 6, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Amusement Park Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Extraco Events Center, Bosque Boulevard, Waco, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Waco Police
Extraco Events Center
Injuries Sustained

Non-life-threatening injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Child fell from an amusement park ride operated by an alleged impaired operator

What Happened

Authorities are investigating after a child was injured at a ride at Extraco Events Center in Waco, TX on April 6th, 2024. Officials say around 8 p.m., an 8-year-old child fell from a carnival ride allegedly operated by 38-year-old Cody James Harkness. Reports allege Harkness was arrested after having been determined to be under the influence at the time of the incident. The child suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized for treatment. Additional information was not available.

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