College athlete suing Disney after being run over by scooter

College athlete suing Disney after being run over by scooter College athlete

A new lawsuit is being filed in regards to a college athlete who visited Walt Disney World Resort two years ago. According to the legal allegations, the Disney vacation accident cost a college basketball player his season.

The incident occurred at Disney’s Hollywood Studios back in May 2018. The report says college athlete David Maynard was walking through Hollywood Studios when an electric scooter driver approached from behind and ran into him. The crash severed 97% of his left Achilles tendon, which required surgery and extensive physical rehabilitation. This injury made him miss the upcoming basketball season at his college. Last week, he filed a lawsuit in Orange Circuit Court and is seeking more than $30,000.

“Maynard has suffered great pain and anguish of the body and mind,” his lawsuit said, which accuses Disney of allowing scooters too close to pedestrians and not properly training the scooter drivers.

When reached for comment, Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said, “This is a matter is between two guests, and we will respond to the allegations as appropriate in court.”

The college athlete’s lawsuit is at least the fourth scooter-related lawsuit this spring filed against theme parks in Orange Circuit Court. The other three lawsuits pertain to incidents that occurred at SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Epcot.

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