A funfair ride failure has led to accident claims being filed by two of its riders after they were violently hurled from it.
One young four year old girl, who had been spending her bank holiday visiting an East Yorkshire seaside resort, was thrown from the Jungle River fun fair ride along with her fifty eight year old grandmother, according to their personal injury claims.
The grandmother and granddaughter, who are rumoured to be from South Yorkshire, were sent flying when their carriage was catapulted over the Bridlington resort’s promenade. Personal injury compensation experts remarked that other fair goers could only look on in horror while the log flume ride ejected the pair from their seats inside the stylised hollowed out log that had appeared to have gotten stuck at the apex of a steep part of ride track.
The grandmother was so severely injured that she was taken to the Hull Royal Infirmary by air ambulance for a potentially life changing injury sustained to her leg. In a stroke of luck, her granddaughter tumbled into the pool of water at the bottom of the ride, sparing her from the extensive injuries her grandmother suffered, before being taken to the Scarborough hospital to treat her less severe leg injury and her bumps and bruises.
The Government’s Health and Safety Executive, along with the police, are now conducting an investigation into the accident, which comes on the heels of another accident at the Chorley, Lancashire based Camelot theme park, where a young boy was similarly ejected from a ride.
No further information was available regarding the status of both the woman and her granddaughter in regards to their pending legal action.