A farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island, announced Sunday that it canceled its haunted hayride for the remainder of the season after a teenage worker was dragged beneath a tractor Saturday night.
Seven Cedars Farm’s tractor, carrying about 30 people, struck the 14-year-old girl, who was then taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. A similar incident happened a few years ago at Seven Cedars Farm. The teenager is in critical condition as of Sunday, according to WJAR, which spoke to police.
“The individual that was struck was an employee there, she was an actor there and she got caught up underneath the trailer and got dragged enlarged with the rear wheels,” Deputy Fire Chief of Smithfield Steven Quattrini said.
Following the incident, the farm shut down the operation and first responders were quick to arrive on the scene, according to WJAR. The teenager’s injuries reportedly include broken bones and other internal injuries.
These types of attractions are popular and the teenage girl was most likely an actor whose role was to scare guests, claims The Providence Journal.
“It was fortunate the operator of the tractor when he realized there was a problem going on behind him stopped it immediately, he was assisted by other occupants that were on that trailer and physically had to lift it up, so the trailer is probably 25 feet long probably 10 feet wide they had to lift that off of her to pull her out,” Quattrini said.