Monday, July 6, 2020
A father has sued the owner of Hershey Park and the designer and builder of the Storm Runner roller coaster over an incident from June 2018. The suit alleges that his 9-year-old son was not able to pull the harness down and secure it, and that park employees did not come and help or check that he was securely fastened. The boy was able to leap off the ride as it was starting. The suit includes allegations of design defect; plaintiff claims the roller coaster should not be able to move unless all of the harnesses are securely fastened. Although no physical injuries resulted, plaintiff alleges negligent infliction of emotional distress on behalf of both himself and his son. PennLive has the story. Thanks to Shannon Costa for the tip.