WICD - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Injured Circus Acbrobat, Champaign Native, Wants to Perform Again

   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- One of eight circus acrobats who plunged about 20 feet to the ground during a hair-hanging act says she'll perform the stunt again.
   Twenty-three-year-old Samantha Pitard was released from a hospital Tuesday. The native of Champaign, Illinois and seven other acrobats were performing as a "human chandelier," hanging from an apparatus by their hair during a Sunday performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. They were injured when a clip at the top of the 350-pound chandelier-like apparatus snapped, dropping them to the ground.
   But Pitard tells The Associated Press: "you gotta get back up and do it again."
   She has says her injuries were minor and include fractures to her spine, a cut on her head that required three stitches and a badly bitten tongue.