Woman sues zipline company after child fell to the ground

A woman claims her child fell 65 feet to the ground while ziplining in Mexico, causing severe head injuries.

The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiff Leticia Parra, on behalf of minor S. Parra, against Hyatt Corporation, Grupo Asca, Apple Leisure Group, PVD Investments, and Safety Engineering OOD.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while participating in a zipline ride at the Dreams Natura Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico, S. Parra was improperly secured into the ride and subsequently fell approximately 65 feet to the ground. As a result, S. Parra suffered severe head injuries.

The plaintiff accuses the defendants of strict liability for designing and operating an unreasonably dangerous ride without adequate safety measures or warning systems.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages within the jurisdictional limits of the court.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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