A woman has filed suit against an amusement park in a Colorado state court. The woman says she suffered permanent injuries after colliding with another rider in an alpine coaster. It was alleged that officials at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, located in Glenwood Springs, California, failed to warn the woman that someone was stopped in a car in front of her when she was on the “Canyon Flyer,” a ride similar to a roller coaster that allows people to control their speed as they slide on the tracks. In her lawsuit, the woman says the collision and her injuries were the result of negligence or carelessness in how the ride was built and operated. Reportedly, cars on the “Canyon Flyer” race 3,400 feet through trees and down a mountainside. The park’s Web site says the ride is the first alpine coaster in this country. Customers must sign a waiver and release of liability before getting on the ride. The validity of such a release is generally questionable in a case involving negligent or wanton conduct. The plaintiff injured her left shoulder, left foot, and back. Park owners said there have been more than 300,000 rides on the alpine coaster since 2005 and that they have had “very few” incidents.
Source: Claims Journal
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