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Man hurt in roller coaster accident

Recently, an amusement park accident occurred in another state which resulted in a man getting hurt.

On March 6, a 63-year-old man and his wife were riding an indoor roller coaster at an amusement park/resort in the Wisconsin Dells area. The man was then thrown from the ride and fell around 17 feet to the floor. According to the man's wife, the lap bar for the roller coaster seat the man was sitting in had come open.

The man suffered a brain injury in the accident and went into a coma. This week, the man came out of the coma. It is not yet known how severe the brain injury he suffered is.

A state agency in Wisconsin conducted an investigation following the accident and found that there were defects with the above-mention lap bar and that multiple code violations had occurred regarding the roller coaster.

The amusement park/resort has said that it plans to permanently remove the roller coaster. It has also said that some of the findings that the state agency made in its investigation were not consistent with findings that were made during an internal investigation.

The WISN article which reported this story did not mention if the man and his family are planning on taking any legal action in relation to the accident.

Amusement parks are supposed to be a safe place to experience thrills and fun. However, such parks can become very unsafe for patrons when parks act negligently regarding things like the conduct of their employees, the condition of their grounds or the condition of their rides.

Personal injury attorneys can look into whether a Pennsylvania amusement park accident which caused a patron to get hurt was caused by park negligence and can help injured patrons figure out if they can take actions to hold a park financially responsible for the harms caused by their injuries. Pain and suffering, a loss of wages and large medical bills are among the harms that injuries suffered in an amusement park accident can expose a person to.

Source: WISN, "Mt. Olympus roller coaster will be removed after accident," April 1, 2014

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