Amputees sue after being barred from roller coaster

07/12/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Los Angeles – Two men have filed suit against Universal Studios Hollywood after being prohibited from getting on a roller coaster ride. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Angel Castelan and Marvin Huezo, who are both amputees, filed the lawsuit claiming they were not allowed to ride the indoor roller coaster, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride because of their missing limbs.

As noted in the report, the lawsuit alleges keeping the men off the ride was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Catelan asserts he had ridden the roller coaster prior to being told in 2010 that he could not get on it because of his amputated forearms, which ride operators asserted made him unable to grip the safety bars.

The suit was filed in Los Angeles last month, and is seeking unspecified damages and a change in the park’s policies with regard to accommodations for guests with disabilities.

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