A Kansas man this week filed suit seeking damages against The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson.
Filed Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the suit from plaintiffs Ryan and Jaimie Landie, as well as their minor son, comprises five counts of negligence, negligent supervision, loss of consortium and premises liability.
For each count, Ryan Landie is seeking financial damages of more than $75,000, totaling at least $375,000 in the suit. His Overland Park, Kansas, attorney, Michael Millett, could not be reached by deadline on the exact amount of damages Landie is asking the court to order.
Landie, according to court documents, was “severely injured” in a May 2018 go-kart crash at The Track’s 3345 W. 76 Country Blvd. track. Driving a go-kart with his son as a passenger, Landie claims he was “violently struck” from behind by another go-kart while waiting in the track’s staging area. Staff members allegedly told him to pull into the staging area, and after the crash, did not provide support and refused to call an ambulance, according to the suit.
Landie, of Lenexa, Kansas, alleges he had to have surgery on his shoulder after the crash and now has limited motion in his left arm.
“He can no longer lift his arm above his head, causing him to not be able to work in the field that he has worked in for the last 20 years of his life,” the suit alleges. The suit does not name the industry in which he works.
The Track Human Resources Director Susan Mayr declined to comment this morning, citing a company policy not to speak about ongoing litigation.
The Track, according to its website, operates 12 go-kart tracks in Branson. The companay earlier this year opened a new attraction called Skyscraper, following the 2016 debut of a gondola Ferris wheel that previously was in place at Chicago’s Navy Pier, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting.
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