Davis Law Group, P.S., was contacted by a woman who was injured on a carnival ride/roller coaster at the Puyallup Fair this past weekend. She went to the hospital suffering from whip lash, abdominal pain, and more.
The accident was severe enough that the ride was shut down for the remainder of the day and preliminary reports indicated that many roller coaster cars were damaged in the accident. The carnival rides are operated by Funtastic Rides.
If you have been injured at the Puyallup fair due to a carnival ride malfunction, contact Davis Law Group immediately at (206) 727-4000.
Carnival Ride Accident Statistics
From 1987 to 2000, for mobile and fixed-site amusement rides combined, there were an estimated 4.5 amusement-ride fatalities per year. In 2002, inflatable rides, such as inflatable slides and bounces accounted for an estimated 2,500 hospital emergency room trips and mobile amusement rides accounting for an estimated 3,000 injuries treated by the emergency rooms.
But only 65 of the injuries in 2009 were reported as “serious,” meaning they required some form of overnight treatment at a hospital; this comprised roughly 6 percent of all ride injuries.