A Six Flags Great Adventurecustomer has filed suit against the New Jersey theme park claiming he suffered a serious foot injury in 2018 when he stepped on a sharp piece of bamboo near the Kingda Ka rollercoaster.
Steven Keim Jr., of Douglassville, Pennsylvania, claims was in line for the “Kingda Ka” rollercoaster in May 2018 when park employees told him he could stow his cell phone in a nearby smoking area surrounded by bamboo trees, the lawsuit in federal court said. CourierPostOline.com was the first to report on the suit.
When he went to retrieve the phone, Keim stepped on a sharp piece of bamboo, which pierced his right shoe and foot, the suit said.
The injury resulted in more than $75,000 worth of medical expenses, as well as pain, scarring and limited movement, the suit said.
The lawsuit was filed in Ocean County in November and moved to federal court last week.
Keim placed blame for his injury on park employees, who he said were negligent in ensuring safe conditions for visitors.
“Great Adventure knew or should have known of the unreasonably dangerous and defective condition existing at the designated smoking area adjacent to the ‘Kingda Ka’ rollercoaster,” the lawsuit said.
A Great Adventure spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.
The park’s websiterecommends keeping cell phones in lockers or with a non-rider.
The lawsuit does not specify how much money Keim is seeking in compensation and legal costs.
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