Lawsuit Filed In Go-Kart Crash At Theme Park
Amusement parks are designed and meant to be places for the whole family to experience fun and excitement. For one man, however, his day of fun while riding the go-karts at an amusement park in Branson, Missouri was cut short after he was injured. As a result, he has filed suit against the owners of the park.
According to the Houston Herald earlier this month, Ryan Landie, of Lenexa, Kansas, filed a lawsuit against Track Family Fun Parks for negligence in preventing the accident which happened in May of 2018.
Landie had purchased a pass for himself and his son to ride in the go-karts since his son was not old enough to ride by himself. After driving several laps around the track, Landie’s son had decided he’d had enough of the experience. Landie was instructed by park personnel to pull his cart into a staging area and wait until the other go-kart drivers had finished their allotted time slot.
According to documents filed with the court, it was then that Landie’s go-kart was “violently struck” from behind by another go-kart driver.
Landie alleges that no park personnel was available to help him and his son from their go-kart, nor did they offer medical assistance or call an ambulance to the scene.
Landie is claiming that as a result of the injuries he suffered in the crash, he can no longer raise his arms above his head and cannot continue his work of 20 years in an unspecified industry.
Landie is seeking damages of more than $75,000 to address medical expenses and lost wages.
A representative for Track Family Fun Parks declined to comment on the pending lawsuit.