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A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that was filed by the family of a girl who was thrown off of a ride at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last March. Kalyn Pennygraph, who was three years-old at the time of the accident, was riding a ride called Techno Jump with her 8-year-old brother.
A report in the Houston Chronicle, at the time of the accident, described what happened. The mother of the children had gotten on the ride with them, but decided she was too big for it and left the two children on the ride. As the ride began, Kalyn tried to crawl out of the seat to go back with her mother. She fell out of her seat and landed approximately seven feet below on a metal platform. Kalyn received a concussion from the fall, as well as some cuts and bruises.
According to KTRK News, the lawsuit, which was filed in November, was filed by the family for medical bill compensation, as well as mental anguish. Ray Cammack Shows, Inc., the company that runs the livestock show, agreed to pay the family nearly $80,000.
Each car of the Techno Jump has three seats, each with a separate lap belt and a restraining bar that comes down over the entire gondola. Riders are required to sit upright, hold onto the metal bar and extend their feet to the floor. Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride alone and at least 42 inches tall if accompanied by a supervising companion. Kalyn was allowed on the ride because she met the height requirements. However, since the accident, the company has changed the rules on sixteen of their rides. Children must now be accompanied by someone at least 16 years old.
If your child has been injured on an amusement park or carnival ride, contact an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer to find out what compensation your family may be entitled to for pain and loss.
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