Six Children Suffer Electric Shock at New London Amusement Park
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Aug 17, 2016 in Personal Injury
Six children were taken to the hospital on Tuesday after suffering electric shock on an amusement park ride at Ocean Beach Park in New London.
State and local police arrived at the park around 2 p.m. after receiving a report about people being struck by electricity near some of the rides.
The most seriously injured child suffered small burns on his palms from touching a metal railing when he was getting off the ride, according to New London's deputy police chief.
Police were at the scene of the accident until 6 p.m. Tuesday night. Investigators from the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit went from ride to ride to find out what caused the electrical surge.
Police returned this morning and discovered that electrical issues likely caused the electric shock. A licensed electrician is fixing the problem, but the rides will be closed until repairs are complete and investigators conduct a full inspection.
A woman who frequents the park with her family said in an interview with a local news station that the rides at Ocean Beach Park are old and no one takes care of them.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury on an amusement park ride, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical care and other expenses. Amusement park staff have an obligation to make sure their rides are safe and will not injure park goers.
The personal injury attorneys at D'Amico & Pettinicchi have been fighting for the rights of the injured for many years. We have a successful track record of securing fair compensation for people who were injured because of negligence.
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