Two Drunks Ignored The Warning Signs And Were Seriously Injured, And Now They Want To Sue A Water Park….
Life is short, so you might as well have some fun while you’re still alive.
You are only young once… literally! So, if you are going to do something crazy, now is the time. Crazy is all about degrees and what your personality style is. Cow tipping or jetting off to the Sahara are equally crazy, depending on where you come from and your personal experience.
Sometimes, crazy can be found in just doing something you wouldn’t normally consider.
But as you do crazy and impulsive things to do with friends, you never anticipated what will happen next. Because for these two friends, they just experienced horrible things!
When fun things become tragedies...
Claire Vickers, 46, and her friend Barry Douglas, 44, were trapped on a slide for more than two hours, after breaking into a waterpark in the early hours of August 4, They didn't realize the slide was blocked off at the bottom, which led to Claire breaking her ankle and shin bone, which protruded from her leg. Barry, meantime, fractured his fibula as well as both of his ankles.
It was Claire's idea to go to the waterpark after drinking all day, and they both demand that everyone does. As one may suppose they had little control over the desire to visit, Claire also urged that something be done about the waterpark's accessibility. The duo was trapped in the slide, with Barry passed out, until the police were called after reports of kids messing around in the pool.
"They looked down and saw us all mangled up," Claire explained.
The event occurred last month at the Aldershot Lido in Hampshire, UK, when the two rode a closed attraction at two in the morning. However, Vickers and Douglas intend to sue the waterpark although most people recognize that the pair did this to themselves.
As a result of their injuries in an effort to get financial compensation, Douglas and Vickers may decide to "take legal action" against the waterpark and file a lawsuit, Douglas told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that the park hadn’t tried hard enough to block them from sneaking into it after hours when the pair appeared in wheelchairs during their visit to ITV’s This Morning talk show.
The pair, however, went down the slide when they were not supposed to and was inebriated.
“I wouldn’t be here,” she said, claiming that she almost went down the waterslide headfirst. If she had not changed her mind and put her feet first.
She said, “I thought it was an empty pool. I couldn’t see any water. We were just chatting away, and the next thing I remember is being hurled down this slide at great speed with my legs in the air because they weren’t on there anymore.”
“I can’t feel my legs,” Douglas first thought implying that he didn’t think much about their injuries.
“There’s nothing on this ride that says you can’t use it, no signs saying ‘don’t go down.’ We couldn’t see anything,” Vickers pointed out.
According to their attorney Tim Jones of Slater & Gordon Limited, the couple had filed a claim that was "dismissed on responsibility" after they intended to sue the waterpark. He stated that they will pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the waterpark because there had been "no basis" for the shutdown at midnight.
Vickers claimed she had never seen "something like this before" and had gone to the park with a friend because they were bored.
They broke their legs on this slide because they didn't know where it ended, Jones said, who said that there were "absolutely no warnings in place."
Ben Hill, the facility's manager, claims that although Aldershot Lido has had complaints about individuals breaking the rules and entering the pool after hours, it has never had any accidents as bad as the ones Vickers and Douglas had on this water slide.
Hill claimed that Vickers and Douglas were not supposed to be at the waterpark when they went down the slide because they hadn’t paid for admission. But Hill said that the park would “take measures” to stop people from sneaking into it after hours in order to avoid this happening again.
He told ITV News that “our primary focus is on the recovery of both people.”
“If they’re going to take legal action, then I think they should be entitled to do so but with health and safety in mind,” he said.
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