Colorado family sues Disneyland for 2004 accident

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2006 12:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A Colorado family involved in a 2004 roller coaster accident has sued Disneyland, alleging the theme park failed to follow proper safety procedures on its Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride. The lawsuit says the Cope family of Telluride, Colo., was on the ride returning to the loading area when their train collided with another one being loaded with new passengers. They are suing for injuries and emotional distress.

Read more from AP via KCNC/Denver.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:12 PM
OK, the Big thunder derailment and death was clearly DIsney's fault and they owned up to it.

I also don't doubt that the little collision was Disney's Fault. However, is this like someone who gets rear-ended at 2mph and shows up to court in traction and a neck brace, you know?*** This post was edited by Peabody 1/10/2006 1:43:37 PM ***

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:58 PM
crazy horse's avatar Emotional distress?.......Yea right.

I would hate to see what they would do after a ride on some bumper cars.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 2:30 PM
Can you say, statute of limitations about to run out?
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 3:37 PM
Jeff's avatar Disney doesn't have a chance in hell at winning. They'll settle. The "emotional distress" is nonsense, but there was an accident, people got hurt and the state said Disney screwed up. Write the check, move on, and fix the ride.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:07 PM
How much money will it take until your emotions are no longer distressed?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:52 PM
If I just had about $450,000 I think I might be ok! :-)
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:54 AM
janfrederick's avatar Well, I might still be distressed about the accident, but a nice vacation might help me to forget for a bit. "Hey kids, where do you want to go for vacation??!" ;)
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 2:31 PM
See, that's the thing...if that happened to most of us, we'd probably be satisfied with having our recovery expenses covered, and maybe a trip to Disneyland for our trouble...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 3:19 PM
I'd sure like to stay at the Disneyland Hotel for a few nights! If they could come in at $300 per...
Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:59 AM
janfrederick's avatar They'd probably make you stay in their padded cell room though. ;)

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