Parents of 2 girls who fell from Ferris wheel file lawsuit in Greeneville


The parents of two girls who fell 40 feet to the ground from a Ferris wheel last August in Greene County filed suit Tuesday.

Jason and Kimberly Reynolds are seeking unspecified damages, claiming negligence, misconduct and violations of product safety liability laws.

The suit was filed in federal court in Greeneville against fair operator, Family Attractions, and the ride's maker and maintenance company, High-Lite Rides, as well the ride operator.

The parents claim the operator failed to stop the ride at the first sign of trouble.

The fall sent the girls to the hospital with one suffering from a severe head injury. All in the family say they've suffered mental distress.

Government inspectors blamed the incident on rusted rivets on the girls' carriage.