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Family Sues Amusement Park Over Toddler’s Death

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The family of a three-year-old boy who died after he fellout of a roller coaster has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Illinoisamusement park.

According to court documents, Jayson Dansby died April 2after he was hit by another car on the Python Pit ride at Go Bananas AmusementPark in Norridge, Illinois. Jayson fell about three feet from the moving rollercoaster after crawling underneath the safety bar. The wrongful death lawsuitalleges the ride was not safe and could not be stopped when the toddler was indanger.;

“This was gross negligence,” attorney Patrick Salvi said ina prepared statement. “To make matters worse, this child died on a children’samusement park ride . . .  in front ofhis parents and twin brother. No one should ever have to experience this kindof preventable tragedy.”

Go Bananas reopened about a week after the incident. Thepark was shut down by the Illinois Department of Labor after Dansby’s death. GoBananas management issued a statement saying no human error or mechanicalfailure was found in connection with the incident.

“The police report, operator statement, and ourinvestigation to date show this ride was not save,” Salvi said. He added thatthe ride would not stop when the operator pushed the stop button.

If you need assistance with a wrongful death lawsuit, pleasecontact the Madison wrongful death attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.