Knott's sued over aneurysm death on Montezooma's Revenge

Posted Monday, August 12, 2002 4:48 AM | Contributed by Snoopy

Relatives of a woman who died of a brain hemorrhage after riding the Montezooma's Revenge roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm last August have sued the amusement park and its owner. Although Justine Bolia (also known as Gafudji Mekanisi), 20, had a pre-existing aneurysm, a weak spot in a blood vessel, the lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday claims the ride was unsafe and caused her death. The coroner's office attributed the death of the woman, a visitor from Africa, to a ruptured aneurysm, and the state Division of Occupational Safety & Heath concluded that the ride was operating properly at the time.

Read more from the Orange County Register.

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