Lawsuit alleges unsafe conditions on log ride at Knott’s Berry Farm led to boy’s injuries – Orange County Register

SANTA ANA — An Illinois family is suing Knott’s Berry Farm, alleging their son suffered a fractured eye socket on the Timber Mountain Log Ride when a faulty sensing system failed to monitor water levels.

According to the lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court this week, Charles Miller, then 5, was sitting on his father’s lap in May 2016 in the rear of the log when the ride suddenly decelerated after the final drop.

Charles Miller hit his head on the back of the seat in front of him, fracturing his eye socket, according to the suit. The injury led to vision problems and subsequent surgery to correct his vision, the family says.

The family’s Los Angeles-based attorney, Barry Novack, represented another family in a similar case where a 6-year-old girl broke a bone above her right eye after hitting her head on the ride. The case was settled last year for an undisclosed amount, according to court records.

A representative of Knott’s Berry Farm on Wednesday said the amusement park does not comment on legal matters.

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