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A male tourist suffered an eye injury while riding Dragon Challenge roller coaster at the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios. Local reports confirm that Carlos Montalvo was riding in the front row of the roller coaster when something hit him in the eye.

A spokesman for Universal Studios said that nothing abnormal was found on the ride after thorough inspection. Universal Studios shut down the Dragon Challenge roller coaster after the man was injured and possibly blinded. The spokesperson said the theme park had promised to do what it can to help the family and that nothing there have been no similar tourist injuries on this ride since its opening in 1999. Montalvo’s family had been on vacation from Puerto Rico but called the visit to the theme park a “nightmare.”

Montalvo says he was in the front row of the ride when something hit him in the right eye. He is not sure what hit him, but said it happened just as the two coasters veered near each other. He rode screaming and wounded until the ride came to its stop. The injured man’s brother said that Montalvo already had a bad left eye, but fears that the theme park injury may have taken his brother’s remaining good eye.

An Orlando injury lawyer can provide guidance if you have been injured while visiting one of the many theme parks in Florida.


  1. Gravatar for Daniel

    I live how they make it sound like it had to be something from the ride! It very well could have been a bug or something along those lines. Of course the victim is saying it was a "nightmare" of a visit so they can get something out of nothing. Go figure.

  2. Gravatar for Gerry McGill

    All I can say, Daniel, is that you could have posted "It is terrible that someone may have been blinded but why would the theme park be liable for what could have been an unavoidable accident?" That might have started a real dialogue about how this might have been prevented or how future similiar injuries could be prevented. Believe it or not, most people would rather not be seriously injured so that they could try to "get something out of nothing".

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