Woman Files Suit After Child Falls from Cancun Zip Ride


A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Hyatt Corporation and Safety Engineering Ltd., alleging her child fell 65 feet to the ground, sustaining severe head injuries, while using a Rollglider aerial ride at the Dreams Natura Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico.

According to a report in the Madison – St. Claire Record, the plaintiff, Leticia Parra, who filed the suit in the Madison County Circuit Court on behalf of minor S. Parra, claims her child was improperly secured to the zip ride and subsequently fell to the ground, suffering significant head trauma. 

The complaint alleges that the defendants are liable for designing and operating an unreasonably dangerous ride without adequate safety measures or warning systems, and seeks compensatory damages for the incident.

According to Safety Engineering, the Rollglider is an “aerial roller coaster zip line” that allows riders in a seated harness to zip along an overhead rail.

In addition to the Hyatt Corporation and Safety Engineering, Grupo Asca, Apple Leisure Group, and PVD Investments are also named in the suit.


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Katie Brinton is a PSIA-E Development Team member and a staff trainer at Okemo Mountain Resort, Vt., where she grew up. She was named to the 2017 “10 Under 30” class for Adventure Park Insider's sister publication SAM (Ski Area Management). She is a freelance writer, and has written frequently for Adventure Park Insider and sister publication, SAM. Katie is currently a Master’s student at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.

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