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Gondola Riders Trapped for Several Hours

Isabella Bailey10 months ago

More than a dozen people were left trapped on a SeaWorld gondola ride due to high winds.

About the Gondola Breakdown

Reuters.com reports that on the evening of Monday, February 18, high winds tripped a circuit breaker at SeaWorld San Diego, leaving sixteen guests suspended in five gondolas until the fire department performed a rescue. In all, they were trapped for around four hours.

Although passengers included a paralyzed person and an infant, no injuries were reported.

Information About Theme Park Accidents

According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), there were an estimated 1,171 amusement park ride-related injuries in 2017.

In 2017, the most ride-related injuries at amusement parks were on adult and family rides, followed by roller coasters and children’s rides.

Approximately ten percent of amusement park injuries in 2017 were classified by the IAAPA as serious injuries.

What Are Common Amusement Park Injuries?

Injuries suffered at amusement parks can range from minor to life-altering. Depending on the cause and nature of the accident, your or a loved one may suffer from:

Contact an Experienced Amusement Park Accident Attorney

Amusement parks are intended to give families a fun, entertaining venue to have fun and relax. The last thing people should worry about when at an amusement park is their safety and the safety of their children. Regulation and oversight of fixed-site amusement parks can be lacking, which could lead to unsafe rides and experiences. If you or a loved one were injured while at an amusement park, contact Thomas J. Henry for a free case review.

Our experienced amusement park injury lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to take your call. Thomas J. Henry has offices located in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide

HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?

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