Families to seek compensation after fairground accident?

The families of two teenagers who sustained head and back injuries during an incident at a fairground in Wales could decide to seek personal compensation on their behalf.

According to the Shropshire Star, the female youngsters both required medical attention and treatment at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital - run by the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, which provides care for a local population of around 500,000 - after a barrier apparently came loose on a ride at a fair in Newtown on Saturday (February 26th 2011) evening.

The teenagers complained of experiencing blurred vision as well as head and back pain after disembarking the attraction, while another 14-year-old had to attend a different hospital for a check up.

Lorna Cartnell, whose daughter went on the ride, told the news source that it did not crash to the floor but "there was a jolt and the seats people were sat in fell a bit".

Posted by Helen Jones
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28/02/2011 16:38