A Louisville teenager has been released from a Tennessee hospital, three weeks after her feet were cut off in an amusement park accident.
Thirteen-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter was discharged today from
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville,
Tennessee. The hospital announced her release in a written
Doctors at the hospital reattached Lasitter's right foot, according to a family statement released earlier this month. Doctors were unable to save her left foot
Lasitter was injured June 21st, when a cable broke on the Superman Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
The statement did not say where Lasitter will undergo rehabilitation or if the family would return home to Louisville
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom spokeswoman Carolyn McLean says
representatives of the park have tried to contact Lasitter's family
several times while she was in the hospital and will renew those
efforts now that she has been released.
"We hope to contact them soon," McLean said Saturday.
Lasitter was injured June 21, when a cable broke on the Superman
Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. State
investigators have been trying to determine what caused the cable
Lasitter's parents, Randall and Monique Lasitter, sued Six Flags
Kentucky Kingdom in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Thursday and
are asking a judge to order the park not to destroy the cable that
investigators believe tore off the girl's feet.