Ocean City park found not liable for midway game injury

Posted Monday, March 9, 2009 9:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

It took two days last week, but a Worcester County Circuit Court jury returned a verdict in favor of a Boardwalk amusement park sued by a Severn, Md. couple for over $1 million for an alleged errant basketball, called by the victim’s husband during his pre-trial deposition a “one in a million” shot. Last year, a couple sued Jolly Roger Rides, Inc., which operates the amusement park on the Ocean City Pier, seeking over $1 million combined for compensatory and punitive damages, negligence and loss of consortium after the woman, Christine Fry, was allegedly struck on the head by a shot that caromed off the company’s Long Range Basketball Shot game in August 2007. The suit alleged the accident caused Fry serious injuries to her head and neck and aggravated a pre-existing spinal cord condition, ultimately requiring her to have debilitating surgery.

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