A woman who suffered back injuries last year in a fatal crash at Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has sued the Walt Disney Co.
The suit, filed Nov. 18 in Orange County Superior Court by attorney Fred Nameth, alleges negligence. It also alleges that the ride's design is defective and that Disney continues to engage in conduct unsafe for the public.
Burbank resident Christina Alvarado was one of 10 passengers injured in the Sept. 5, 2003, crash that killed Marcelo Torres, 22, of Gardena. His parents have filed a wrongful-death suit against the company.
The crash occurred when two bolts on a guide-wheel assembly fell off, leading to a partial derailment in which the lead passenger car slammed into the locomotive's undercarriage.