Woman sues Pumpkin Patch for $400K after hay ride injury - KPTV - FOX 12

Woman sues Pumpkin Patch for $400K after hay ride injury

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The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island has been hit with a $432,000 lawsuit after a woman fell while jumping off a hay wagon two years ago.

Debra Goolsby's foot was caught in a loose piece of twine when she jumped off the side of a hay wagon at the Pumpkin Patch in October 2010, according to court documents filed earlier this week. Goolsby belly flopped onto the ground, breaking her arm at the elbow.

Goolsby alleges staff members at the farm encouraged riders to jump off the sides of the wagon instead of using a designated step ladder at the back.

The farm's owner, Robert Egger, told KPTV more than 200,000 people have taken the hay ride since that day without incident.

The lawsuit estimates Goolsby's medical costs at $37,666.80, lost wages at $19,252.91 and asks for compensation for pain and suffering up to $375,000.

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