A horrific accident at an amusement park has left one dead and three injured. The accident, which involved a popular water ride, happened on Independence Day weekend in a Midwest state. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the ride remains closed.
Tragedy strikes on a holiday weekend
Many families headed out on the Saturday before Independence Day to spend some time at a local amusement park. A raft-style water ride, which had been closed since 2020 and only reopened the Friday before the accident, was a popular choice in the hot summer heat. The raft ride had undergone a full inspection before reopening and was deemed safe for use. Sadly, something went wrong, and the raft flipped with 6 passengers on board.
The location of the accident was far from park entrances, which made it difficult for rescue personnel to reach the victims in a timely manner. Firefighters had to carry their rescue equipment for several hundred yards to reach the victims. Four of the raft passengers were transported to a nearby hospital, where one died from injuries. The amusement park is currently cooperating with the investigation, and the ride is closed until further notice.
Dealing with an unexpected death
The unexpected loss of a loved one can bring many emotions to family and friends. Anger, overwhelming sadness and even hopelessness are all common reactions to a situation like this. No amount of financial compensation can bring back a loved one. However, these funds can help pay for expenses associated with a person’s death, such as medical bills and funeral costs. California families who have been through the untimely loss of a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party may have legal recourse by pursuing a wrongful death claim.