6 hurt as Washington 'kiddie train' tips

6 hurt as Washington 'kiddie train' tips

6 hurt as Washington 'kiddie train' tips

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 7:46 AM

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Police say six people suffered minor injuries, including an 8-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital as a precaution, after a `kiddy train' amusement ride tipped over at a city festival in Washington state.

The ride was being pulled on a city street in Puyallup, south of Seattle, on Saturday afternoon when the last of its six cars -- the red caboose -- tipped over.

There were six people in it -- adults and children -- and all suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Puyallup police Capt. Scott Engle says the train was turning a circle in an intersection, and the ride's operators did not have permission to pull the train on city streets.

He says the train appears to have been overloaded.

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