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Daytona Beach roller coaster riders could have lifelong injuries, attorney says

Posted: 1:31 PM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 17:31:31Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for three passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week says his clients could have lifelong injuries.

Attorney Matt Morgan said at a news conference Monday that he has hired two ride-safety experts to evaluate what went wrong with the Sand Blaster roller coaster when it derailed last Thursday on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk.

Morgan says his clients will contemplate a lawsuit if the ride's insurance companies fight paying them.

Morgan's clients all come from Kentucky. They were visiting Daytona Beach as part of a work trip.

They include Amanda Bostic, one of two riders who plummeted 34 feet (10 meters). They also include a rider who was forced to hang from the ride until being rescued.