Two Boys Injured In Leicestershire Fairground Ride Incident

Attraction Dismantled After Pair Are Seriously Hurt


An investigation is underway after two teenage boys suffered serious injuries while on the Mega Bounce Frog Ride at the Billy Bates fair in Leicestershire at the end of last month.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an inquiry after one of the boys was thrown onto the ground and the other trapped when the ride broke and one of the carriages flipped over on Saturday July 28th.

One of the boys had to be taken to intensive care with chest injuries, broken ribs and a broken arm following the incident.

The fairground was also closed immediately following the incident, while the ride has been dismantled and taken to a depot to be tested in relation to the failure.

Irwin Mitchell represents the families of children who have been seriously injured as a result of safety failings in relation to fairground and theme park attractions.

Andre Grayson, an expert in public liability claims of this kind at the firm’s Sheffield office, said: “These kinds of incidents are fortunately rare, but increase at this time of year when such attractions are at their busiest.

“Fairground ride owners and operators have a clear responsibility to ensure that the safety of their customers always comes first, so it is a huge concern when incidents of this kind emerge.

“We are hopeful that the HSE will be able to carefully examine all aspects of this incident with a view to build a clear picture of events and, ultimately, how these kinds of problems can be avoided again in the future.”