Six Injured After Longleat Adventure Park Train Overturns

HSE Set To Work With Police On Investigation Into Incident


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and police are set to work together to investigate after six people were injured when a miniature train overturned after derailing at Longleat Adventure Park in Wiltshire.
Reports have revealed two carriages of the train, which was carrying more than 150 people, came off the track yesterday afternoon (August 20th).
Five people were treated at the scene of the incident, while an injured woman was flown to Bath Royal United Hospital after suffering leg fractures.
Wiltshire Police stated they would be meeting with the HSE today, while the park issued a statement outlining that a thorough investigation was being held into the incident.
The railway is to remain closed for the time being.

Expert Opinion
Very little is so far known regarding the cause of this crash, so it is vital that the park, the HSE and police work quickly and thoroughly to examine all of the factors that led to this incident.

"While this incident occurring at any time of the year would be a concern, it is a particular worry it has happened at what will undoubtedly be a busy time with many families holidaying and visiting the park.

"Through our work on similar cases involving those injured in public places, on visitor attractions and at theme parks, we know many of those there on the day and others planning trips to the site will be keen for reassurances that such issues will not be repeated.

"While the temporary close of the railway is welcome, it is vital that steps are taken to ensure lessons can be learned and these issues will not emerge again in the future."
Guy Darlaston, Partner