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Settlement reached in Wis. thrill ride accident


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The lawyer for Teagan Marti says he's reached a settlement with Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells.

Stuart Grossman said Friday the two sides agreed on a pre-lawsuit settlement, but he couldn't release any details.  A court still needs to approve the agreement.

Grossman says they may still file a lawsuit against the German manufacturer of the ride, Montic.

On July 30, Teagan Marti, 13, fell about 100 feet to the ground on the thrill ride Terminal Velocity.  The state Department of Commerce said the operator at the top of the ride did not follow protocol when Marti fell.  The report says she was dropped before the cage in which she was riding reached the top and before a net below was in place.

Ride operator Charles Carnell has been charged with felony reckless injury.

Extreme World was unavailable for comment.

Marti spent more than a month in the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.  She's now recovering near her home in Florida.


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