Report on Kentucky Kingdom accident to be released Friday - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Report on Kentucky Kingdom accident to be released Friday

Friday afternoon, we should learn more about the Kentucky Kingdom ride accident that severed a Louisville teenager's feet.

The state Department of Agriculture is planning to release a report between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday.

The department has been awaiting tests on a cable from the Superman Tower of Power ride to determine what caused it to snap last June.

Kaitlyn Lasitter was riding the attraction when the cable snapped.  Doctors were able to reattach one of her feet.  She now has a prosthetic leg and walks with a limp.

Kaitlyn talked publicly for the first time about her injuries a couple weeks ago in Washington, D.C.  She is pushing for tougher federal regulations on rides that sit permanently at amusement parks.

"It's horrific," she said then.  "It's changed my life forever.  I won't be the person I was before.  Now I'm scared of stuff.  I fear for my life when I get in a car.  I fear for my life when I get in the elevator.  I mean, it's hard for me to live my days like I used to."

Her family is suing Kentucky Kingdom.  The amusement park has denied liability in the accident.

But a spokesperson said the park is working to make sure "Kaitlyn is taken care of... for the rest of her life."

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