Disney Is Being Sued By College Athlete After Being Run Over by a Scooter

We have learned today from the Orlando Sentinel that Walt Disney World is being sued by a college athlete that said he lost his basketball season after being run over by a scooter at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, an accident occurred during a college basketball player’s vacation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The accident costed him his season so he is filing a lawsuit against the theme park.

“As David Maynard walked through Hollywood Studios, an electric scooter driver approached from behind and ran into him in May 2018, the lawsuit says. The crash severed 97% of his left Achilles tendon, which required surgery and extensive physical rehabilitation, the suit says.”

“Maynard missed the upcoming basketball season, according to his lawsuit seeking more than $30,000 and filed last week in Orange Circuit Court.”

“Maynard has suffered great pain and anguish of the body and mind,” his lawsuit said, which accuses Disney of allowing scooters too close to pedestrians and not properly training the unknown driver of the Disney-owned scooter, among other allegations.”


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When Orlando Sentinel reached out to Disney for comment, Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said, “This is a matter is between two guests, and we will respond to the allegations as appropriate in court.”

“The lawsuit gives clues where Maynard plays but doesn’t explicitly say which school other than to reveal that he is a Utah resident who attends college in New York.”


About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.