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Woman sues over injury at Capital City Festival of Lights

A Fulton woman is suing the company behind the Capital City Festival of Lights after she injured herself while attending the event in December 2017.

The festival was held in Binder Park and included holiday-themed displays and choreographed lights.

The lawsuit claimed HomeMaker Health Care Inc. failed to keep attendees safe by using black ropes to secure the displays, which were difficult to see at night. The company gave unpaid volunteers the material to set up the displays throughout the park, documents said.

According to the lawsuit, Mary Byrd tripped on a rope and fell, causing permanent injuries to her left ankle. Court documents alleged she suffered multiple fractures, including scarring and disfigurement from surgery.

The lawsuit also said Byrd has suffered a loss of income due to the injuries. Byrd is seeking at least $25,000 in damages, according to court documents.

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