Pennsylvania Woman Sues, Claiming She Suffered Concussion on Giant Slide

Nov 19, 2021

An Allegheny County (Pa.) woman has sued Mt. Pleasant Township after she suffered a concussion and other injuries while riding down the Giant Side at Mammoth Park last year.

Michelle D. Lynch, who filed the lawsuit in Westmoreland County, alleged that she became airborne during her ride on the 100-foot slide, resulting in numerous injuries.

Lynch claimed in the lawsuit that as she approached the bottom of the slide, she took to the air, striking the metal sides of the ride before skidding several feet on the concrete.

In the suit, she claimed she continues “to endure great pain,” as well as suffers “inconvenience, embarrassment and mental anguish.”

She has also missed work and spent “large sums of money” on medical treatment that continues as she recovers, according to the complaint.

Another woman, Melissa A. Cooley of Allegheny County, also sued the Township earlier this year.

Both women are reportedly represented by attorney Richard G. Talarico of Pittsburgh,

The slide has been a fixture in the park since 1973. It was redesigned and reconstructed as part of $1.1 million project in 2020 and renamed the Giant Slide.

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