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Fatal accident at festival under investigation

Families in New Jersey and across the country have a variety of different ways in which they can spend time together. For many, time spent at a festival with amusement park-style rides is a time to make new memories. Unfortunately, a fatal accident has left one family mourning the unexpected death of their loved one instead. 

Reports indicate that the 10-year-old victim was attending a harvest festival in New Jersey. She was reportedly on a ride called "Extreme" during the evening hours of a day in mid-October. The ride, according to reports, was one in which riders are spun in a horizontal circle.

Unfortunately, reports indicate that she was ejected from the ride. She reportedly suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. She was pronounced dead approximately an hour after the accident happened. While many of the details surrounding the accident are unclear, reports indicate that the company that operates the rides, Skelly's Amusements, has announced that it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

A family in New Jersey is now experiencing a loss that no family should every know as a result of the fatal accident. If their loss was the result of negligence on the part of the company that operated the ride or any of their employees, the family may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney with experience with such cases can help them fully understand their options and decide on which course of action may be the most appropriate for their individual circumstances.

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