Child's Finger Cut Off from Slide


POSTED: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 10:20am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 7:12pm

It happened right here around 8 PM Thursday night at a park off of Jones Avenue in Pharr, where a little girl and her cousin were just playing in a playground having a good time.

The 5 year-old girl went down the slide and sliced her finger open and was rushed to a nearby hospital and recovered from her injury. The aunt of the girl stated that she and the family are very upset because of what happened. The aunt says the little girl's finger got cut off while going down the slide. She went on to say that the slide is old and that the city needs to upgrade their old playground equipment because its becoming more of a hazard for children to play with. The City of Pharr did remove two slides from the playground on Friday and stated they are investigating the incident.

The family of the little girl says they found the finger and place a cross where they found it. The city is cooperating with the family and says safety is their number one concern.

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