State inspectors Wednesday were looking into an International Drive go-kart attraction that apparently sent an 11-year-old girl and a man to hospitals.
The chief of the Florida Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection claims the collision impact, which happened around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, caused a corner of the track to fall a few inches.
The attraction will remain closed until the investigation is complete.
The girl’s leg was cut and the man was complaining of chest pains. As of Wednesday, the conditions of the two were not available.
The Florida state bureau last inspected the attraction in December. They allegedly discovered one cart with a cracked framed and another with a faulty gas cap. The damages were apparently repaired.
The attraction was the site that killed a maintenance worker last July.
A 30-year-old man fell while working on the ride, which according to the website swings patrons 230 feet above the ground and rotates them 360 degrees at about 50 mph.
Florida residents and tourists flock to the many roller coasters, thrill rides and attractions that Florida’s numerous theme parks boast. While these attractions can provide limitless hours of entertainment, they also can be the cause of unnecessary tragedies. Go-karts pose numerous threats and dangerous, including:
• Exposed Gas Tanks
• Lack of Protection for the Arms, Head and Legs
• Uncovered Engines
• Exposed Machinery
Whether you suffered whiplash injuries on a ride or were the victim of another rider’s negligence, the Orlando Theme Park Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Amusement park owners, managers, manufacturers and insurance companies will vigorously attempt to dodge liability and will often try and limit the amount they pay you for your injuries. At Whittel & Melton, we can build a solid case in your favor by gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses and consulting with experts.
It’s important to realize that your window of opportunity to report an amusement park injury may be narrow. There is little time to mull over what you should do. By contacting a personal injury law firm immediately, you can get educated about your rights and begin pursuing compensation from any obtainable sources.
If you have suffered from an amusement park or go-kart injury in Florida, contact the Orlando Theme Park Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).