Lawsuit filed against Knott's over injury to child on Log Ride

August 30, 2017, 8:40 PM

I heard this story on KNX news radio this afternoon, that an Illinois family has sued Knott's over their child's injury while riding the Timber Mountain Log Ride. Apparently the five year-old child was riding in his father's lap and, at the bottom of the flume, hit his head on the top of the log in front of him, suffering a dislocated eye socket.

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September 1, 2017, 8:27 AM

I thought someone else would comment by now, but does Knott's need to do something to prevent these kinds of injuries? The OC Register article mentions that the attorney is representing more than one family.

If you had to wear some kind of seat belt or restraint on a 50 year-old classic flume ride, would it take the fun out of riding it?

I read somewhere that these kinds of accidents happen all the time at parks like Disney and Universal, but only the biggest cases make it to the news.

Edited: September 1, 2017, 9:00 AM

Minor injuries happen everywhere all the time. Its called life.

Your links don't appear to be working. However we're looking at a child here, and your post doesn't suggest there's any sort of permanent or long term injury. I really can't see much more than medical costs and maybe some private tuition to catch up on schoolwork being appropriate as damages.

I don't think the lack of a lap bar is the problem here. The kid shouldnt have been sitting in the father's lap.

I have no problem with people getting appropriate compensation when someone wrongs them, but this seems like opportunism.

September 1, 2017, 10:27 AM

Here are the correct links.

OC Register article:

LA Times article:

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