A new lawsuit against Universal Studios in Orlando claims a man died soon after he rode the park’s King Kong ride in 2016 -- and the man's family is blaming the park for not posting warning signs about the ride in languages other than English.
The family of Jose Calderon Arana says in the suit filed last week that Arana rode the Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Island of Adventure on Dec. 10, 2016. Shortly after completing the ride, the suit says, he collapsed and died.
Filed in Orange Circuit Court, the suit claims Universal should have known the ride had “the potential for cardiovascular incident,” but the theme park alleged failed to post warnings in Spanish for tourists who do not speak English, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The lawsuit doesn’t say where Arana and his family are from, nor whether Arana had a previous medical condition. It also did not provide any additional information on what allegedly happened that day, the newspaper reported.
The family also alleges Universal was negligent by delaying aid to Arana, but there were no further details about the claim. The lawsuit seeks more than $15,000 to recover medical and funeral expenses, lost income and compensation for mental pain and suffering.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that there is no mention of anyone having health problems or dying on the ride in the state report that theme parks are required to file when a medical issue requires at least 24 hours of hospitalization.
A spokesperson for Universal told the newspaper the theme park was in compliance with its agreement with the state. Tom Schroder declined to comment further because of the pending litigation.
Schroder would not comment on the pending litigation when reached by Fox News on Wednesday.