A man has died after an auto accident at Walt Disney World Speedway, which is an attraction visited by people from as far away as Arizona and Alaska. According to Florida police, a 36-year-old man was the passenger who was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old driver suffered only minor injuries and was taken to Celebration Hospital before being released.
Authorities say that the 24-year-old man was attempting to regain control of his speeding Lamborghini, but the vehicle hit a guard rail before he could slow it down. Both men were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. The reason for the crash is still being investigated at this time. Speedway at Walt Disney World offers a number of high-speed attractions, allowing customers to ride in powerful NASCAR vehicles and other high-risk cars.
According to the driver’s LinkedIn profile, he had been a Speedway employee since 2001. A spokesperson for Disney World publicly made an announcement that expressed the company’s condolences.
The fatality at Disney World’s Speedway is just one of the many accidents that have taken place on Walt Disney Company property. The corporation could be held liable for the pain and suffering of people who have been injured on park grounds. Someone who has been injured due to an amusement park ride might be eligible for compensation; this could entail the coverage of medical expenses or other damages that occurred as a direct result of the company’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer could help an injured plaintiff’s case by informing the victim of his or her legal options and clarifying the types of compensation that might be available.
Source: Huffington Post, “1 Dead In Accident At Walt Disney World Speedway,” Ed Mazza, April 12, 2015