According to the lawsuit, Adventureland was sold in December 2021. The lawsuit also names four men who were then officers or managers of the park or its former parent company, Adventure Lands Of America, 公司. It does not name the new owner.
An attorney for the former parent company of Adventureland, Guy Cook, said in a statement the claims of the lawsuit will be specifically addressed in court filings and the accident resulted from “a number of extraordinarily unusual factors coming together.”
“对于近 40 years each Adventureland park ride has undergone a detailed annual safety inspections by the State of Iowa and rigorous daily inspections by park maintenance and ride operators. This includes the Raging River ride. Safety is, and always has been, the number one priority at Adventureland,” Cook said in the statement.
Fred L. Dorr, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement obtained by CNN the incident was “an avoidable tragedy which has devastated their family.”
“The Jaramillo family seeks, 首要的, accountability of those responsible at Adventureland for their overwhelming losses; responsibility for their damages and loss acknowledged; and patron safety, rather than financial gain, to be recognized as paramount in the operation of all amusement parks, including Adventureland,” Dorr said in the statement.
Dorr said in the statement the Jaramillo’s not only lost one child but another now suffers significant, long term damage.
The accident occurred on the first day of the park’s reopening since it closed in
2020 因为大流行. The day before it began welcoming visitors again
, the Raging River ride passed a state inspection and was found to be in
“sound working order
,” 根据一个 Facebook帖子 from the park
The court document was filed Thursday in Polk County District Court.