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Circus Motorcycle Accident

A trip to the circus turned scary Sunday for people in Saginaw, Michigan.

They watched as a stunt man took a harrowing fall.

Liz Gelardi gets reaction from one of the spectators in the crowd.

You can hear the crowd scream, see people rush to help. It's something Katrina Vanwell can't get out of her head.

It almost seemed like it was in slow motion. Just as he went up and he hit and he just went bam and you heard this big crash and you see the bike falling down and him falling down and it was scary.

Stunt man Josh Hadford hit a guide wire and fell at least 25-feet.

Clown and local Shriner Al Basner was injured by a flying cable during the accident.

It left everyone in the crowd wondering how something like this could happen especially with so many kids in the audience.

Vanwell was there with her three-year-old.

There was a lot of shock. You could hear everybody just, oh my gosh immediately because it was insane I can't even explain how hard it was to watch that, it was horrific.

I talked to circus director Craig Hatch over the phone.

He told me an investigation is underway to figure out what went wrong.

Hatch went on to say the wire was likely lowered or moved basically it clearly wasn't supposed to be there.

But he is thankful no one in the crowd was hurt. Still it's a frightening image that isn't easy to erase.

Oh yeah it will never be something that you can forget I mean just watching that anything that horrific you will never forget it so as I said the only thing you can do is pray and hope that they recover fast and thank God that they're ok.


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