The drawback of some temporary fairground rides are that the rides are assembled and dismantled regularly and if anything is slightly loose or defective, can cause personal injuries. Despite this danger the safety of rides are vigorously tested by independent Health & Safety bodies and daily inspections of rides usually take place in fairgrounds.
However accidents and personal injuries can happen.
Here two 16 year old boys from Leicester were thrown from a fairground car and suffered broken arm and broken tooth. Things can be worse for others as being thrown from high speed rides can cause serious head injuries. Whilst accidents are very rare, it’s always wise to be cautious.
It is not clear if the boys familes plan to claim personal injury compensation for this fairground accident.