Lawsuit Filed Against Disney Stating Girl Was Injured By Monorail Window
A lawsuit has been filed against Disney claiming that a young girl, Lilly Riley, was injured last year on the monorail when a passenger opened a window and glass shattered in her face.
According to the lawsuit, the monorail had been stuck in the brutal Florida summer heat on June 10, 2018, for about 20 minutes when a Disney employee suggested to passengers to open the windows. When another guest opened the window, the glass shattered and the 5-year-old, Lilly, suffered cuts just above her lip that required stitches.
Lilly Riley’s mother filed a lawsuit in Orange County seeking more than $15,000 in damages.
The lawsuit states that the Riley’s are claiming negligence, that the operator failed “to maintain and inspect the monorail window” which resulted “in pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement.”
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our Cast and Guests. We will respond to the allegations, as appropriate, in court,” Walt Disney World Spokeswoman Erica Ettori said.
Shortly after the incident occurred, Disney said the train was stopped during a thunderstorm and towed into a station.
Ettori also said it is not uncommon for Disney to unzip the monorail windows for airflow.
“It is standard operating procedure for us to unzip the windows for airflow. The Train was then running shortly thereafter, and there were no issues,” Ettori said.
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