Teenager Suffers Serious Personal Injury in Fairground Ride Fall
A Leicestershire teenager suffered serious personal injury, after being thrown from a faulty fairground attraction.
The Leicester Mercury is reporting that sixteen year old Danny Keogh, from Wigston, was celebrating the end of his GCSE exams with friends at the Billy Bates Fairground, in Abbey Park, Leicester, when he was thrown from the Mega Bounce Frog ride.
Danny suffered a gaping wound to the left side of his body, which required emergency surgery and eighty eight staples; he also required stitches for injuries to his chin and tongue and spent four days on the intensive care ward at the Glenfield Hospital.
His friend Conor Baker, also sixteen, who was on the ride with Danny, broke his nose and several teeth in the incident.
The accident is now being investigated by the Governments Health and Safety Executive, who declined to comment as the investigation was still ongoing.
The Keogh family told the newspaper that legal action was being considered.
A spokesperson from the fairground stated that this was the first time any such thing had happened in over forty years of being in Leicester, adding that the major concern was with the full recovery of the two injured boys.