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Family Sues Louisville Zoo Over Train Accident

The Louisville Zoo train “started to go really fast” through a tunnel, picked up more speed around a curve, “rocked” at the next turn and finally tipped over at the last curve, according to a passenger in the June 1 derailment.

Bamforth and his wife, Amy, and their 2-year-old son filed a lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court against the zoo over the derailment that sent 22 people to the hospital, claiming the zoo was “grossly negligent” in its maintenance and operation of the train.

The Bamforths claim they were sitting in the middle of the train with their son and other family members when the female driver approached them. He said the woman seemed “flustered” and came by to pick up their tickets twice, although she had taken the tickets already.

As the train continued to gain speed, “I saw the sharp turn, knowing we couldn’t make it,” Amy Bamforth said. “The train was going so fast. It started to tip and then I don’t remember actually hitting the ground.”

The Bamforths described a scene where parents were separated from their children, some of whom were on stretchers, and where passengers struggled to lift a train car off the Bamforth family member.

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