Girl dies after a ride on a New Jersey festival
The girl was ejected at 18:18 from a ride called Extreme. and suffered serious injuries, the New Jersey State Police said in a statement.
She was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 19:20. The girl was not identified and the cause and circumstances of her death are still under investigation, the police said.
The police said the "Extreme" is a Wisdom Super Sizzler amusement ride that turns passengers in a horizontal circle.
Skellys Amusements, the company that rides the festival, said in a statement on Facebook that it cooperates fully with the investigation.
"We are absolutely broken, words can not express our feelings, and we express our deepest compassion for family and loved ones to the individual, and we ask that you keep them in your mind," the statement says.
The organizers of the festival canceled a parade planned for Sunday, but said other activities would continue as planned, according to the website. [1
9659002] "The festival opens today to provide the community with a place to meet after this tragedy," the statement said. Inspected by state officials.
Correction: In an earlier version of this story, a source was mapped incorrectly. It has been fixed.
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