Saturday, June 6, 2009

Disneyland Tram Accident Resolved

Disneyland Makes Settlement In Tram Accident

Rest and relaxation are at least two things people look for while seeking a break from the routine. Sometimes, going on a vacation or special trip such as going to the Outer Banks for a break might do. Some folks enjoy an occasional thrill and go on an adventure or to a theme park for a ride on their many attractions. One California woman got more than she bargained for when she last visited Disneyland for such an occasion.

Recently, a woman fell out of a moving Disneyland tram and suffered injuries that left her needing 24-hour medical care for the rest of her life has reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against Disney. Lawyers for Qi Zhao and Walt Disney Co. reached the agreement Tuesday, bringing a two-week trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court to an abrupt end.

Details of the deal were not released. Zhao sued Disney in 2007, alleging the tram driver was going too fast when she fell out, along with two of her sisters. Zhao hit her head on the pavement, suffering severe traumatic brain injuries and skull fractures. Disney officials said in a statement they were pleased to have resolved the case and said safety is their top priority.