Knott’s Berry Farm has reached a confidential settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was injured on its Xcelerator roller coaster when a cable broke and ripped into his leg.
Kyle underwent multiple surgeries, as well as physical therapy, before he could walk again. He has since recovered, the family’s lawyer, Art Morgan, said Friday.
Morgan says the settlement covers the cost of medical care and the family’s emotional distress.
A state investigation concluded the ride hadn’t been properly maintained.
Knott’s declined to discuss the settlement. But park spokeswoman Jennifer Blazey says Knott’s maintenance crews work hard to ensure rider safety.
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