Parkland, Florida (AP) --
The 13-year-old Florida girl who fell about 100-feet to the ground from an amusement park ride in Wisconsin is finally going home after nearly three months of hospital care.
Teagan Marti (TEE'-gehn MAHR'-tee) said that she misses her pets and looks forward to returning to her Parkland home Monday, October 18. Marti still can't walk and is using a motorized wheelchair.
Her lawyer says he's reached a settlement with Extreme World in
Wisconsin Dells but he couldn't release any details. The court
still has to approve it.
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce has said the operator at
the top of the Terminal Velocity did not follow protocol when Marti
fell July 30. The report says Marti was dropped before the cage in
which she was riding reached the top and before a net was in proper
Madison, Wisconsin (AP) -- The mother of a 12-year-old Florida girl
who plunged 100 feet to the ground on a free-fall ride at a
Wisconsin Dells amusement park last month says watching her
daughter fall was the "worst day of my life."
Julie Marti spoke Friday at the Madison hospital where her
daughter Teagan is being treated following the July 30 accident at
Julie Marti says she immediately rushed to her daughter's side
after the fall. She says she was bleeding from her ears, mouth and
nose and she thought she was dead.
Julie Marti says her daughter remains on a ventilator and is in
stable but critical condition.
The update came two days after the Terminal Velocity ride
operator was charged with a felony county of first-degree reckless
injury for releasing Marti too early.