Back to Legal Industry News

Compensation to be sought following fairground accident?

Compensation to be sought following fairground accident?

Compensation could be sought after an accident in a public place resulted in a woman and her granddaughter sustaining serious injuries.

The unnamed 58-year-old and her four-year-old relative had to be airlifted to hospital after they both suffered severe leg injuries when they were flipped out of the Jungle River log flume ride at the Bayside Amusement Park in Yorkshire on Sunday (August 28th).

It is as yet unknown exactly what caused this incident, but it is widely believed the attraction stuck because it contained insufficient water.

As a result, the woman was taken for treatment at the Hull Royal Infirmary - an institution managed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - and her granddaughter attended Scarborough Hospital.

Councillor Cyril Marsburg, mayor of Bridlington, told the Yorkshire Post: "People were horrified when they saw what was going on. I'm quite surprised there were no safety belts on the ride."

Contact our accident and injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or email if you would like advice on any personal injury matter

Posted by Chris Stevenson