Man ‘completely paralyzed’ from riding wooden roller coaster: lawsuit

On June 20, 2022, a lawsuit was filed in a judicial circuit court against Family Kingdom Amusement Park, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred on July 23, 2021, when Gangia Adhikari and her husband Kul Sannyashi decided to ride the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster. The roller coaster, according to the amusement park’s website, debuted in 1966 and is known for its blend of nostalgia and adrenaline.

However, the lawsuit alleges that the amusement park failed to conduct a proper examination of the roller coaster to ensure it was running correctly and did not adequately warn customers of the potential dangers of riding the roller coaster. As a result of these alleged negligences, during the ride, Mr. Sannyashi suffered an acute injury to his spinal cord, causing quadriplegia.

The couple is seeking damages, including for loss of companionship, fellowship, aid, assistance, and company. According to reports, this is not the first time Family Kingdom has been sued.

In response to the lawsuit, Family Kingdom stated that the incident occurred prior to its current owners’ purchase of the park. They could not comment further as the matter is pending in litigation.

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