Appeals court says state fair immune from injury lawsuit in 2001 accident |

Appeals court says state fair immune from injury lawsuit in 2001 accident

DENVER – A lawsuit filed against the Colorado State Fair Authority by the family of a girl injured during a 2001 motorcycle rally must be dismissed because the authority has governmental immunity, the Colorado Court of Appeals said Thursday.A three-judge panel reversed a ruling by Pueblo County District Judge Rosalie Vigna, who had determined the girl’s family could pursue the lawsuit because governmental immunity did not cover the circumstances surrounding her injury.The ruling said Briana Krueger was struck by a motorcycle during the June 2001 rally on the State Fair grounds. Her mother, Jennifer Krueger, sued the authority, claiming it was negligent in safeguarding attendees from known dangers.

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