Oakwood found not criminally liable for Hydro death

Posted Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:17 PM | Contributed by Fun

There will be no criminal prosecutions over the death of a teenager who fell from a ride at a west Wales theme park, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Hayley Williams, 16, from Pontypool, fell from the Hydro ride at Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire in 2004.

Read more from The BBC.

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Monday, January 23, 2006 10:24 AM
Do they have the same type of "civil" courts over there? Methinks this will not be the end of this!
Monday, January 23, 2006 11:35 PM
Me thinks Intamin was found fully liable.Investigations found inadaquate restraints, Just as on SUpermans, and perilous plunge.Chuck

The mere fact that changes were made to the restraint and operating systems to make em FOOL proof is also evidence that something was probably wrong.

Chuck, just stating his opinion
*** This post was edited by Charles Nungester 1/23/2006 11:39:23 PM ***

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 9:47 AM
Chuck, you are thinking like a lawyer.

Changes to the system don't prove they ever found the problem. It merely proves that they did something that looks like it might make a difference. It doesn't even prove that there was anything wrong with the original system, since we don't know how the incident happened.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:43 AM



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