Florida is known for its tourist destinations, which include many amusement parks. When someone rides an amusement park ride, it is assumed that the ride has been tested for safety to prevent injuries to riders. Accidents related to amusement park rides are not that common. But when they do happen, the resulting injuries can be very serious. Sadly, a young boy was recently injured after falling from a roller coaster and the accident is still under investigation.
Details of the accident
The accident happened at a Kissimmee theme park on a Thursday afternoon. A 6-year-old boy apparently fell from a roller coaster. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying under the track which was about 20 feet above him. He was transported to a nearby hospital with severe injuries.
The roller coaster is currently closed until an investigation can be completed. A spokesperson for the park claims that the coaster was in good working order at the time of the accident. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is investigating the accident to determine exactly what happened.
No one expects to be injured in a theme park, but sadly these accidents do happen, and the results are often catastrophic. Victims who suffered from injuries caused by a theme park ride should be aware that they have legal rights and may file a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer of the ride, the park, or another party deemed negligent. A successful lawsuit can provide a Florida victim with financial compensation to help cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and other accident-related expenses.