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updated: 12/8/2013 9:20 PM

Accident halts finale of St. Viator festival

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An offstage accident forced St. Viator High School to halt the finale of its Winter Arts Festival on Sunday afternoon.

St. Viator President Fr. Corey Brost said a minor accident occurred in a storage area when the dance moderator either fell into a locker or the locker fell onto her.

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The moderator, whose name has not been made available, injured her head around the eyelid area, resulting in some bad bruising, and was taken to a hospital, where she received stitches before being sent home.

The accident, Brost said, occurred during the last song around 3:30 p.m.

After she was hurt, she came backstage, where people crowded around her, trying to help.

It was at that point, that a decision was made to stop the event, while everyone waited for paramedics to arrive at the school, located at 1213 E. Oakton St.

"She was in a lot of pain, and we were focused on making sure she wasn't too seriously hurt," Brost said. "We didn't want to move her."

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