Memphis Woman Who Fell from Magic Springs Ride Seeks $16 Million in Damages

HOT SPRINGS, AR - A Memphis woman described by amusement ride inspectors as too large for a Hot Springs roller coaster has sued an Arkansas park and the ride's importer for $16 million.

Felicia Robinson, 49, alleges the park and the ride importer are responsible for injuries she suffered in a fall last summer.

Robinson fell 11 feet from the Twist-n-Shout roller coaster and struck a metal electric cable box.  She says she has not been able to work since the July 29 accident.

An Arkansas Department of Labor report said last year a park worker should not have let Robinson take up two seats on the ride and that the woman fell after her center of gravity shifted.

In her federal lawsuit, Robinson says that workers at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement park seated her improperly and Zamperla Incorporated of New Jersey did not provide enough safety features on the ride.

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