Skip to comments.Circus acrobats who fell three-stories in ‘human chandelier’ act dream of walking again
Posted on 06/17/2014 3:10:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Seven of the eight circus acrobats sent plunging to the floor in last month's freak accident only had dreams of stardom.
Now, speaking in wheelchairs, neck braces and pins in their limbs, it's to one day walk again.
"Most of us cannot walk normal, yet. I hope that's going to happen one day," said Viktoriya Medeiros, speaking from a wheelchair and neck brace during a press conference at Boston's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Tuesday.
The 34-year-old was joined by three other seriously injured women while describing their injuries after the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus performance in Providence, R.I. on May 4.
The women were dangling three-stories in the air before a crowd of thousands as part of a "human chandelier" act when without warning, they fell.
Theyve now hired an attorney to help investigate the incident, which so far still lacks plenty of answers.
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Yeah, it's like watching people playing Russian Roulette. "Will they make it this time?!"
An addiction to adrenaline often exacts a price.
Right - an attorney is a good accident investigator.
I would have expected something like this at Cirque de Soleil but not Barnum.
Nets are very understandable. Not having one does heighten the drama... but why, we are not barbaric. And they can always make the net part of the performance by deliberately jumping down into it at the end.
I’m always amused when they call something a “freak accident”.
For me it's the clowns.
>Theyve now hired an attorney to help investigate the incident, which so far still lacks plenty of answers.
The device was poorly engineered. Not enough redundancy and load balance.
This would be a good case for John Edwards, ambulance chaser.
My prayers are up for these people.
Doing a job they loved. God’s purpose
is difficult to discern sometimes.
Praise God. He’s sovereign.
lock and load heh.
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