Technology / Florida / News Desk / wire

Court Records Reveal 115 Injury Reports for Slide at Universal Orlando Water Park

Posted On: Jul 31, 2020   |   Posted By: Time

At least 115 injury reports have been made involving a water slide at Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay, according to court records filed in a lawsuit by a tourist who says he was left paralyzed after going on the ride.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the injuries included scrapes, nose bleeds, a concussion and whiplash. Two ride safety testers also were injured.
Universal spokesman Tom Schroder told the newspaper in a statement that 1.5 million visitors have gone on the Punga Racers water slide since it opened in 2017, and New York tourist James Bowen's injury was the only one that required reporting under Florida law.
Bowen sued Universal and ride manufacturer ProSlide Technology in state court after he says his neck snapped back violently as he went through a wave of water at the end of the ride last year.
Under Florida law, large theme parks are only required to report to the state ride injuries where visitors are hospitalized for at least 24 hours.
“When there is an injury of any kind, we...

Continue reading ...

 






The last Posts from Time



President Trump to ban dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Trump to ban dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

The move turns up the pressure on negotiations over the popular video app's future through a potential sale. Read more ...

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP primary win in Tennessee

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP primary win in Tennessee

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty has won the Tennessee Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat behind the endorsement of President Donald Trump. Read more ...

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from 'low-grade depression'

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from 'low-grade depression'

It's a familiar feeling for many Americans. Read more ...

Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for coronavirus

Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans to follow protocol for COVID-19 and quarantine at his home for the next 14 days, state officials said. Read more ...

New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle...

New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office has filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association in its entirety. James cited... Read more ...

NOAA updates 2020 Atlantic hurricane outlook, predicts it will be extremely...

NOAA updates 2020 Atlantic hurricane outlook, predicts it will be extremely active season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated its 2020 Hurricane Season Outlook. Read more ...

Trump issues executive orders against TikTok and WeChat

Trump issues executive orders against TikTok and WeChat

President Donald Trump issued an executive order late Thursday prohibiting transactions with the parent company of the popular video-sharing app TikTok. The order, set to take... Read more ...

These 40 products could help you get better sleep tonight

These 40 products could help you get better sleep tonight

You deserve a more satisfying slumber. Read more ...

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S

The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat. Read more ...

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 13-2 on Thursday night. Read more ...