Mother of girls hurt in Greene Co. Ferris wheel accident posts update on Facebook

Published: Aug. 10, 2016 at 4:22 PM EDT
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The mother of two girls who were hurt in a Ferris wheel accident at the Greene County Fair posted an update about her daughters' health on her


Local 8 News reached out to Kimmee Reynolds to learn more about how the family is doing. You can read that update here:


According to WJHL, Kimmee Reynolds is the mother of Kayla Reynolds, 10, and Briley Reynolds, 6, who fell from the ride Monday night.

Hospital officials said the 6-year-old had a traumatic brain injury and was in the ICU, and the 10-year-old hurt her forearm and was in a cast.

According to Kimmee Reynolds' post, Kayla is still in pain, but is able to play on an iPad and do sand art.

Kimmee Reynolds said Briley has a concussion and small brain bleed. She said the girl had seizures en route to Niswongers Children's Hospital. She said Briley has shown some response to the voices of family members.

According to Kimmee Reynolds, Briley is still in critical condition and has swelling.

A 16-year-old who was unrelated to Kayla and Briley was also hurt in the same accident. That teen's injuries are unknown. She was originally taken to the hospital in critical condition, but she improved through the night. She's now in stable condition.

Authorities say it appears a mechanical issue caused the ride to malfunction.

Those with the Greene County Fair told Local 8 News that rides were still closed as of Wednesday evening.

Those with the Greeneville Police Department said their investigation of the incident is complete. The owners and operators of the fair and rides will continue their investigation.

Police are waiting on a report from the state to know if there will be criminal charges. The report must show there was gross negligence in the operation of the Ferris wheel to continue with criminal charges.