$1.8M settlement proposed for teen hurt when fair ride broke

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman critically injured in a deadly ride accident at the Ohio State Fair would get nearly $1.8 million in a proposed settlement of her claims against the ride operator and companies that had inspected it.

A carriage on the spinning, swinging Fire Ball ride broke apart last July, killing a teenager and injuring seven people, including 18-year-old Jennifer Lambert.

WBNS-TV <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.10tv.com/article/state-fair-accident-settlement-victim-set-receive-17-million”>reports</a> court documents say Lambert suffered a traumatic brain injury, remains in a care facility and has had medical expenses totaling more than $455,000. She would get about $1.1 million from the proposed settlement, with the rest going toward attorneys’ fees and other expenses.

The settlement would need court approval.

A court filing says some victims are still considering claims against the ride’s designer, manufacturer and supplier.


Information from: WBNS-TV, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.10tv.com/”>http://www.10tv.com/</a>

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