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Teen says she doesn't remember fall from ride

June 10, 1998|By MARLO BARNHART and LISA GRAYBEALs

Corey Domer told Hagerstown City Police Monday night that the Scat amusement ride was "going so fast," she felt her feet being lifted off the floor of the ride.

Moments later, the 16-year-old was on the ground surrounded by people at the annual Longmeadow-Maugansville Fire Co. carnival at the Long Meadow Shopping Center.

Domer told police she couldn't remember flying off the ride and hitting an aluminum awning 15 to 20 feet away.

She told police she just noticed that her arm was bleeding.

The awning she hit collapsed, injuring four people. All four were treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

Domer was listed in fair condition at the hospital Tuesday night.

Under orders from Domer's attending doctor and nurse, interviews with the teen were not granted Tuesday, said Beth Kirkpatrick, hospital spokeswoman.

Several television stations from the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area were turned away when they showed up at the hospital to try to speak with Domer about the accident, Kirkpatrick said.

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Domer and some friends apparently got on the ride free when they told the operator, Philip Burroughs, that they had no money, the police report said.

After the incident, Burroughs demanded that his blood-alcohol level be tested, according to the police report.

The test turned up no trace of alcohol, according to the police report.

Burroughs also volunteered to be tested for drugs but was not, police said.




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