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Injured Roller-Coaster Rider Gets $3.6 Million Dollars in Ohio

March 4, 2006 - Posted at 1:26 p.m. CST

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) _ No one seems to know whether a woman was

hit by a rock or a cell phone during a ride on an Ohio

roller-coaster.

But the impact fractured Terry Wang's skull, and she sued.

Nearly six years later, a jury in Ohio has awarded her

three-point-six million dollars for the injury at the former

Six Flags Ohio.

Trial testimony revealed that amusement-park officials had been

warned about people throwing rocks at riders. The roller coaster --

known as The Villain -- had rocks along its tracks and catwalk.

A Six Flags attorney said Wang was probably hit by another

rider's cell phone.

Wang cried and thanked jurors who found Six Flags negligent in

the case. The park has since been sold, and is now called Geauga

Lake.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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