Man says daughter broke her neck on Tayto Park roller coaster

Posted Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:38 PM | Contributed by Mr. Six

A man who says his 12-year-old daughter broke her neck while riding the CĂș Chulainn rollercoaster in Tayto Park has called for an overhaul of the regulations overseeing theme parks and funfairs. Tayto Park says it was notified of the extent of the alleged incident four weeks after it occurred, and they carried out a full investigation.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:47 PM

Four weeks to notice a broken neck? Smells like a shakedown to me.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:31 PM

While I agree that it sounds like a shakedown, a number of years ago my father had a bad cycling accident. ER doctors completely missed that he had 3 fractured vertebrae and it wasn't discovered until years later after visiting specialists for back and neck pain.

Unfortunately nothing could really be done at that point and he now suffers from early stages of Parkinson's.

So yeah, it's possible.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:42 PM

This man says he didn't even take his daughter to see a doctor until a month went by. I could see a week MAYBE, but a month? Maybe I'm overreactive being a nurse, but you just shouldn't wait on neck and spine injuries.

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band


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