An Orange County woman has filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming she was run over by a motorized scooter at Epcot.

What’s happening:

  • The Orlando Sentinel reports that an Orange County resident is suing Disney for damages following a 2018 incident at Epcot.
  • Dee Ann Glover, has filed a lawsuit claiming she was run over by a motorized scooter at Epcot and was knocked to the ground.
  • The lawsuit was filed on Monday in Orange Circuit Court, and Glover is seeking over $15,000 in damages.
  • According to reports, she was hit from behind and didn’t see the electric scooter coming.
  • Glover’s attorney, Trenton Swan, says that her injury resulted in surgery to pin a steel rod into her hip and could require hip replacement surgery in the future.
  • Glover’s lawsuit alleges negligence on Disney’s part because the park does not have designated scooter lanes  separating riders and visitors on foot. The lawsuit also says that scooter drivers aren’t given safety instructions.

What they’re saying:

  • Disney spokeswoman said in a statement: “This lawsuit centers on an incident between two guests. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our cast members and guests, and we will respond to the allegations as appropriate in court.”
  • Filed lawsuit reads: “It was reasonably foreseeable that an individual could be run into by a scooter due to the vast amount of people on foot and on scooters in one congested area. The dangerous conditions had existed for a sufficient length of time so that [Disney] knew or should have known.”

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