Expert Lawyers Instructed By Family Of Girl Injured By Ride At Flamingo Land Theme Park

Personal Injury Lawyers Investigating Cause Of Head Injury

23.06.2015

The family of a 15-year-old girl injured at the Flamingo Land theme park have instructed expert lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate the cause of the accident and if more could have been done to prevent it.

The girl was struck in the head when a foot rail of a carriage of the Hero rollercoaster came loose and hit her as she queued for the ride.

She was knocked unconscious and paramedics treated her head injury at the scene and she was taken to Scarborough General Hospital for further treatment. Another woman, 26, was also injured when the part came off the moving ride.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and North Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident. Hero is one of the park's newest attractions, having opened in July 2013.

Katrina Elsey, an expert personal injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: "The injuries suffered by this young girl as she waited in line for the Hero rollercoaster are very concerning. Accidents at the largest theme parks in the UK are thankfully rare, but they can have extremely serious consequences for those involved.

“We are now investigating if more could have been done to prevent this incident. We welcome the HSE’s investigation into the accident and hope that its report will provide the answers our client needs about how this was allowed to happen.

“If health and safety failings are discovered by the investigation, it is absolutely imperative measures are taken immediately to rectify these issues and people visiting Flamingo Land are assured that every possible step has been taken to prevent incidents like this in the future."

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