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Zoo Trip Ended Badly

BRONX (CN) - A woman who was trapped in midair over the Bronx Zoo for more than 5 hours on a "Skyfari" cable car sued the City of New York, the zoo and the Wildlife Conservation society for negligence and personal injuries.

Mary Campbell claims that a mechanical failure on July 9, 2008, left her suspended over the zoo for five and a half hours. She claims in Bronx County Court the zoo did not appreciate "the risks of operating the ride in inclement weather" - an electrical storm. Campbell says she was hospitalized with injuries to "her head, body, limbs and nervous system."

She is represented by Alice Kupferberg.

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