A Kansas man is suing a Branson business after he claims he was “severely” injured in a go-kart crash.
Ryan Landie of Lenexa, Kansas, filed a lawsuit Saturday in federal court saying the operators of The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson were negligent in failing to prevent the crash.
The lawsuit says that on May 5, 2018, Landie purchased a pass to ride in a go-kart with his son, who was not old enough to ride by himself.
After several laps, the lawsuit says Landie’s son was ready to stop, so Landie was told to pull over to the staging area and wait for the other drivers to finish.
While Landie and his son were sitting in their go-kart at the staging area, the lawsuit says they were “violently struck” from behind by another go-kart.
The lawsuit says there were no employees around after the crash to help Landie and his son get out of their go-kart and seek medical care. Landie also claims the operators of The Track Family Fun Parks then refused to provide any medical attention or call an ambulance for Landie.
The lawsuit says Landie had to undergo surgery on his shoulder as a result of the crash, and he can’t lift his arm above his head — meaning he can no longer work in the field in which he worked for the past 20 years (the lawsuit does not specifically state what industry).
Landie still has severe pain that radiates down his arm, causing him continual discomfort, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims the operators of The Track Family Fun Parks were negligent in failing to protect Landie and his son and properly supervise the other drivers.
The Landie family is asking for damages in excess of $75,000, in part to help with medical expenses and lost wages.
Through a representative, The Track Family Fun Parks declined to comment on the lawsuit. An attempt to reach the Landie family’s attorney Monday was not successful.
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