On Monday, the case of a woman who suffered injuries going down the Coca-Cola slide at the San Francisco Giants' ballpark went to trial. Terree Roush is suing both the Giants and Coca-Cola. Her lawyer says the slides are defective and dangerous . . .I'm not Nancy Grace -- I feel like I actually, you know, have to see the claims and the evidence and stuff before I can form an opinion -- so I won't pass judgment here. Maybe the slides are inherently dangerous and maybe the Giants didn't do everything they could do to make them safe.
. . . On Tuesday afternoon, October 22nd, 2002, 47-year-old Terree Roush and her husband came to AT&T Park to watch their first World Series game. She walked up to the level near the tubular slides inside the 80-foot-long Coca-Cola bottle. When Roush tried to return to the lower promenade to join her husband, the stairs were packed with people. She decided to use one of the two larger slides called "The Guzzlers" to get down to the lower floor. Once inside, Roush says she began twisting and turning through the tubes.
"I went to the left and then as I was coming back, it was so quick that my foot just [twisted], and it completely bent it to the side and shattered it," said Roush.
That said: 47 year-olds who decide to use giant slides in giant Coke bottles because the stairs are too crowded probably have some issues that would be better addressed by a trip to a psychiatrist than a courthouse.