According to The Record (7/25/12), five people suffered scrapes and bruises and were transported to hospital after an accident on a water ride at Mountain Creek amusement park. The accident occurred when a series of inner tubes collided and became stuck in a tunnel. The ride was shut down so officials could conduct an inspection. Riders were not seriously injured but were reportedly somewhat frightened by the incident.
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An official report on the accident could take months.
Most injuries in amusement parks are not serious. In fact, most injuries are minor cuts and bruises. But those that are serious can have life-long implications for amusement park guests. Injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, head and neck injuries, spinal injuries and internal injuries can happen as a result of amusement park accidents. In situations where park guests are injured on a ride or while at the park, a variety of parties could be liable for the guest's injuries. These include the park owner, operator, ride designer, ride manufacturer and the people responsible for maintenance of the ride.