13 Year Old Girl (Teagan Marti) Released from Hospital Following Injuries from 100 Feet Drop at Wisconsin Amusement Park

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Teagan Marti, of South Florida, finally returns home after she sustained severe personal injuries from riding on a Wisconsin amusement park ride. Teagan, 13, fell about 100 feet to the ground when she fell from the park’s Terminal Velocity ride on July 30, 2010. The 13-year-old girl hit the ground after the safety nets and air bags that were supposed to catch the riders were not raised. Teagan sustained injuries to her brain, spine, liver, other organs and may be paralyzed. The young girl spend a month in American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, after which she was transferred to Jackson where she spent two months.
The ride operator, identified as Charles Carnell, has been charged with felony reckless injury. It was Carnell’s responsibility to activate the safety harnesses. Carnell revealed to police he had smoked marijuana days before the incident. If convicted he could face up to 25 years in prison. He is entitled to an attorney. If you would like to read more on this story please see South Florida girl finally returns homes after sustaining severe personal injuries in Wisconsin amusement park.
Although amusement park rides are fun and exciting, they can be extremely dangerous. Ride operators need to be attentive and keep their focus on the ride. Operators should also maintain the park ride by doing routine maintenance to ensure the ride’s safety.

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