A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed after a 3-year-old boy fell from a roller coaster. The child was riding on the Python Pit roller coaster at Go Bananas amusement park in Norridge, Illinois, and came out of the restraints and fell below the cars. The negligence claim is one we can all easily imagine: the operator could have stopped the ride faster and didn’t.
To be polite, let’s say the quality of roller coaster operators varies. Anyone who has taken their kid to the amusement park can imagine this.
I’m always running these crazy scenarios through my head, finding the only solace in the idea that I’m crazy and I have nothing to worry about. Stories like this don’t sooth.