Lawsuit against Callaway Gardens: Child was hurt in tubing accident

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A child and her mother are suing Callaway Gardens Resort, Inc. and Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, an outdoor resort, citing alleging negligence after the child allegedly suffered serious injuries in a tubing accident on the water.

Ava Hedlund and Sarah Scott filed a complaint on July 13, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against the defendants alleging that they violated safety rules for tubing rides that involved a boat pulling children on an inflated tube through the water.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, on July 15, 2016, Ava Hedlund was caused to suffer injuries that included a fractured femur when defendants allowed a speedboat to travel a high speed and pull minor children on a tube.

 The plaintiffs hold Callaway Gardens Resort, Inc. and Ida Cason Callaway Foundation responsible because the defendants allegedly operated the vessel in a reckless manner without due regard for the rights and safety of the passenger, including plaintiff Ava Hedlund. They allege wanton and willful negligence.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an amount in excess of $75,000 plus delay damages, punitive damages, interest, costs, and damages as permitted by law. They are represented by Michael O. Pansini, Steven M. Mezrow, Adam C. Davis of Pansini & Mezrow in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:18-cv-02980-GAM

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