Jury awards $1.5 million to woman with pre-existing injuries after 2008 Coney Island Cyclone ride

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A Brooklyn jury has awarded $1.5 million to a woman who claimed she was seriously injured riding the iconic Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, the Daily News has learned. The jury gave the payout last week to Paula Noone, 52, an artist from Tucson, Ariz., despite finding that she was 60% at fault for what happened on June 12, 2008.

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Well this is going to open up a can of worms.


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Thanks Obama.

Obama has nothing to do with it. In 2008 just about everyone that rode it said that it was in the roughest shape it has been in recent memory. That was the responsibility of the concessionaire, and ultimately the owner, who just happens to be the City of New York. It's also the lack of common sense of a person that has a history of a back and neck injury who rode it in spite of being warned by the signage posted . From experience I know that most people think that those signs aren't meant for them. It was that information that kept the award from being $10 million.

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Pretty sure delan's post could have benefited from the not-yet-invented but sorely needed sarcasm font.


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bunky666 said:

Pretty sure delan's post could have benefited from the not-yet-invented but sorely needed sarcasm font.

Thanks, Obama!


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Obama has nothing to do with it. In 2008 just about everyone that read it said that memes were in the roughest shape they have been in recent memory. That was the responsibility of the ISP, and ultimately the FCC, who just happens to be controlled by the president. It's also the lack of common sense of a person that has a history of a brain injury who read it in spite of being warned by the TOS. From experience I know that most people think that those posts aren't meant for them. It was that information that kept the response from being understood.


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