Disney Sued For $3 Million After Alleged Space Mountain Injury
Always among the top of the list of most beloved theme park attractions at Disney, Space Mountain holds a place in the memories of most of its riders.
However, there is at least one guest who would love to forget her experience at Disneyland.
Watch The Low Ceiling
An Alaska woman has sued the Walt Disney Co. seeking $3 million in California federal court, alleging she suffered a head injury while exiting the Space Mountain roller coaster at Disneyland.
Sarah Andrews alleges in a complaint filed on Friday that she “violently struck” her head against a low concrete ceiling after the coaster malfunctioned and the ride was diverted into a dimly lit maintenance tunnel.
While riders were exiting, a Disneyland attendant instructed them to look down and watch their step but failed to warn riders about the low ceiling, the complaint said.
Disorientation, Concussion, Brain Injury?
Unfortunately, the woman alleges that her condition worsened in the hours and days after she struck her head.
- Sarah Andrews and her husband, Ryan Andrews, seek $3 million in damages for medical expenses and lost earning capacity.
- Andrews felt disoriented and dazed after striking her head while exiting the ride on Dec. 16, 2017, according to the lawsuit. She left the Anaheim theme park with severe pain and returned to her hotel room. Andrews later went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with a concussion.
- She was eventually diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and permanent impairment requiring extensive continuing treatment, according to the complaint.
No comment yet from Disney or the attorneys for the Andrews.