Sometimes, a day at the fair is more dangerous than what it may seem. Recently, information was released regarding an accident involving a Ferris wheel at the York fair. According to a state report, a metal rod on the Ferris wheel ride came loose, hitting a car that lodged it in place as the ride turned. Since the car was unable to swing, it was locked into a position that made one rider fall out from a height of about 25 feet. The rider landed on both power cables and asphalt, while another rider in the car remained inside, but sustained a potential back injury when the car was released from the metal rod. The riders had attempted to alert the workers about the ride defect, but they could not hear the riders over the hum of a generator nearby.
Personal injury can happen at any time, just not while walking or in the car. In these situations, it’s important that you alert the proper authorities of the incident and try to record as many details as you can remember. It’s also important to note that you may be able to see legal action as a result of your injuries. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer in central PA who is skilled in taking personal injury claims. For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, call 814-515-9074 for your free initial consultation.
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