It has been reported that a child has died in an accident at Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire.
The 11-year-old schoolgirl was on a trip with classmates when she fell from the Splash Canyon ride at the theme park.
Police and HSE have launched an investigation into how such a tragic accident could occur.
A spokesperson from Personal Injury Lawyers Cardiff has commented, “Incidents like this are tragic and although theme parks have many safety provisions in place, sadly accidents like this do happen.”
This incident follows other high profile theme park accidents such as the accident on The Smiler ride at Alton Towers. In this accident, 16 people were left suspended in the air and 4 people were left seriously injured. One of the girls involved had her leg amputated following the accident.
Theme parks have high safety standards, but recent incidents have shown that tragic accidents can happen.