Jury awards $283,000 for injury at The Great Escape

Posted Friday, June 8, 2001 8:23 PM | Contributed by PointMan

Terry Laguesse was struck by metal bars when a portion of the Jail House Exhibit in the park's ghost town fell and hit her on the neck in 1996. She had to undergo surgery as a result of the injury. Her lawyer says the park had problems with the attraction the day before but did not fix the problem.

Read more from The Times Union.

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Saturday, June 9, 2001 4:31 AM
$283,000... hmm, there goes the new Sky Coaster

Saturday, June 9, 2001 5:21 AM
Isn't this park owned by Six Flags/Premier Parks?
Saturday, June 9, 2001 5:42 AM
wow that totally sucks. That could buy a few decent flat rides.
Saturday, June 9, 2001 6:50 AM
In this case, there was no reason for this accident to happen. I guess sometimes parks do make mistakes.

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Saturday, June 9, 2001 8:52 AM
Jordan do you know much flat rides cost? And you ask for decent ones. Two-Hundred-Thousand might get you one half-way decent flat ride.
Saturday, June 9, 2001 11:34 AM
Jeff's avatar There is no "Premier Parks," only Six Flags, Inc. (they changed the name last year).

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*** This post was edited by Jeff on 6/9/2001. ***
Saturday, June 9, 2001 4:30 PM
kpjb's avatar Flat rides are more expensive than you think...

Huss Enterprise - $1 million
Zierer's new version of the Flying Carpet - $1.3 million

That's why parks don't just plop them down all over the place.

$283k could buy a used but working flat ride, but not a newer, spectacular one.

Could you describe the ruckus?
Saturday, June 9, 2001 5:05 PM
That really sucks!!!!! That could help build some new rides!!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2001 5:44 PM
If the injury required surgery, it was obviously no scratch. And consider that her lawyers probably took around half, I wonder if she got true compensation.
And all you can think about is how this affects your pleasure?
Sunday, June 10, 2001 10:50 AM
Yeah, it sounds like this person actually had a right to sue.
Sunday, June 10, 2001 8:31 PM
This park seems to start having some problems as of recent.

I hope nothing bad comes of this park, I want to ride The history making Comet one of these days

God Bless Coasters!!

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Monday, June 11, 2001 1:31 PM
that really kills whatever is planned for next year

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