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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - Inspectors were looking over a carnival ride Thursday after a woman fell from the ride during the annual Newton Falls Festival.

"As it was going upside down, I kind of felt it give way and all of a sudden the entire belt came out. I am not quite sure what I hit on the inside. I know I hit my face, the side of my face, my back, my side, and I ended up somehow getting out of the ride and landing on my feet," says 29-year-old Laura Neiheisel.

After getting aboard the "Roc-n-Roll," Neiheisel says her excitement turned to terror.

She says she suffered a back sprain and spent the night at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for her injuries.  She says she hopes to operator of the ride, Premium Shows of America, makes sure its attractions are safe.

"They travel from town to town and anybody could have fallen out, somebody, a kid.  I am kind of glad it was me, you know, somebody who is older because if a kid was in there they would have tumbled a lot, a lot more than what I did," said Neiheisel.

The operator of the ride, Premium Shows of America, declined to comment.

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