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Customer alleges Galveston amusement park's negligence caused injuries on ice slide


By Carrie Bradon | Jun 25, 2019

GALVESTON — A Galveston County woman is suing the Moody Gardens amusement park, alleging she was injured trying to stop herself on an ice slide.

Connie Wilson filed a complaint on June 5 in the Galveston County District Court against Moody Gardens Inc., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Wilson and her family were at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Jan. 6. The suit says Wilson was told by a Moody Gardens employee it was safe to use a 15-to-20-foot high ice slide but as she reached the bottom of the slide she noticed there were a group of children blocking the slide's exit. The plaintiff says she tried to stop in order to avoid colliding with the children but ended up tearing her knee as it caught on the ice. The suit adds that before Wilson had a chance to get off the slide, she was hit by her son who had been sent down by the amusement park employee at the top of the slide.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant's negligence caused her pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment and medical expenses.

Wilson seeks monetary relief between $100,000 and $200,000, court costs, interest and all just relief. She is represented by attorneys David K. Mestemaker, Norman Straub, Jonathan B. Zumwalt of Mestemaker, Straub & Zumwalt in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 19-CV-1022

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