Kings Island settles final lawsuit over Son of Beast accident

LEBANON, Ohio - Kings Island has settled the last lawsuit connected to a 2006accident on the Son of  Beast roller coaster.

The two sides settled for an undisclosed amount as juryselection was beginning Monday in the civil lawsuit filed in WarrenCounty Commons Pleas Court.

Jonathan Yanik of Ashland, Ky. was among 27 people injured inthe accident on the wooden roller coaster at the Cedar Fairamusement park in Mason in July 2006.  Yanik suffered ashoulder injury that required surgery.  His lawsuit was thelast of many linked to the accident.

A faulty support on the roller coaster was blamed for theaccident.  Kings Island closed the Son of beast for a shorttime following the accident. The ride was closed again in 2009following another complaint and has not reopened.

 

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