Couple Sue Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Over Daughter's Severed Feet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville couple whose teenage daughter had her feet severed on a ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom have sued the park. They also want a judge to order the park not to destroy a cable that investigators believe tore off the girl's feet.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Randall and Monique Lasitter filed the lawsuit yesterday on behalf of 13-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter. She remains hospitalized, in good condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Doctors at Vanderbilt reattached Kaitlyn's right foot after the June 21st accident but couldn't save the left because of the severity of the injury.

The lawsuit claims the park failed to maintain the equipment and ensure riders' safety.

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  • by Heather Location: Lexington on Jul 16, 2007 at 09:26 AM
    The whole point here is that money will never replace the pain and suffering that this child has endured and will endure. If I were the executives over KY Kingdom, my own personal feelings of regret would make me want to do everything I possibly could for this family - monetary or even just words of comfort.
  • by Doug Location: London on Jul 15, 2007 at 02:26 PM
    I agree with the two comments so far about medical bills and equipment, but to go so far as suing for everything they can get, that is a little far fecthed. Every park or fair that I have ever attended has signs posted that you should ride at your own risk. And to say that Ky Kingdom is a fault because of a freak accident is a little out of whack. But I guess some money hungry people wouldn't look at that way. Accidents happen, and I believe that this one was the first of this kind for the park and the ride itself.
  • by A mother... Location: Kentucky on Jul 14, 2007 at 11:16 AM
    AMEN Lynn!!! Although no amount of money is going to make up for what she has lost there definatly needs to be some major compensation for this child. Her life is forever changed!!
  • by Mia on Jul 13, 2007 at 09:40 PM
    I absolutely agree! They have huge bills now, not to mention the pain and suffering. Wouldn't you want the ride inspected to, to find out what on earth went wrong, and could this tragedy have been prevented! God bless the family! My prayers are with them!
  • by David Location: Georgetown on Jul 13, 2007 at 08:15 PM
    No, unless they find KK at fault for neglect, then at the most they should recieve medical compensation.
  • by Edith Location: Florida on Jul 13, 2007 at 08:10 PM
    I to agree with the parents in the decision to sue the park. Yes we all know that we enter the parks at our own risk of maybe tripping or being knocked down in the crowd, but we never think that we will be injured in a way that will change our lives to the point that has happened to Kaitlyn. She and her parents should never again have to worry in anyway about how she will be taken care of in anyway and most definitly with all the medical needs that they have incountered and will incounter in the future. God Bless you Kaitlyn, Randall and Monique.
  • by dawn Location: winchester on Jul 13, 2007 at 02:43 PM
    I do think that the parents should sue. They are entitled to all of her medical expenses and care for the remainder of her life. What I don't agree with is the $20 million that they will probably try to get out of the park. If she worked for 30 years and made 75,000 per year she would earn 2.25 million dollars in her lifetime. That is a lot more than a lot of people make and at this point who is to say that she would never be able to work? That is the problem with America-people are greedy.
  • by Julia Location: Kentucky on Jul 13, 2007 at 01:20 PM
    I also agree with the parents. I would stick it to KK. Those rides should be monitored better than they are. I agree with Lynn from Lexington...I hope the parents make sure they don't just think of the here and now and consider the problems their daughter will have in the future...
  • by lynn Location: lextington on Jul 13, 2007 at 09:39 AM
    I agree with the parents. They need to sue for as much money as possible. I would also request medical bills covered for the remainder of her life, and to pay for any and all equipment the child will need throughout her lifetime.
  • by Siss Location: Kentucky on Jul 13, 2007 at 08:02 AM
    I hope justice will be done for this family and this girl. Yes, we all take a chance on everything we do but the park should check on those rides a little closer than they do.Several yrs ago we had bad experiance at the same park and we ILL NOT GO BACK. It was over a ride. The ride stopped with my child on there and the worker just walked off to go to BREAK!!
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