The last thing you want to think about whilst on holiday is suffering an accident abroad. Though safety nets like Accident Advice Helpline are in place to assist with claims for travel accident compensation, you ideally want your holiday to pass off without a hitch.
However, even taking great care in terms of planning and safety may not be enough to prevent accidents on holiday. As the following list shows, the threat of the weirdest holiday injuries can strike from anywhere.
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City
One of the weirdest holiday injuries occurred back in 2007, a 15 year old girl was enjoying a ride on the Polar Express at Coney Island when disaster struck. The lap bar restraint broke, causing the victim to tumble from her seat into the centre of the ride. She was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital with head and leg injuries and a strong case for holiday accident compensation.
Dutch Wonderland, Pennsylvania
A middle-aged woman suffered the loss of the tip of her index finger in another of the weirdest holiday injuries on the Sky Ride here, back in 2008, when it got caught in the safety bar. Approximately one centimetre of the finger was lost in the holiday accident.
Expoland, Osaka, Japan
A tragic example of the weirdest holiday injuries occurred here in 2007 on the Fujin Raijin II ride, which caused serious injuries to 19 guests and one fatality when the ride derailed.Open Claim Calculator
A subsequent investigation revealed that the holiday accident was caused by a broken axle, and that none of the axles on the ride had actually been replaced for over 15 years.
Siam Park, Thailand
Numerous holiday injuries were suffered by a total of 28 children when a serious accident occurred in the Water Slide back in 2008.
The children, all of whom were aged between 10 and 13, fell to the ground from a height of two metres when the closing sections of the ride collapsed.
Though there was proven to be nothing wrong with the health and safety of the ride, this was still the site of a tragic accident on holiday, when a 48 year old man died of a heart attack whilst riding the Black Mamba, an inverted roller coaster.
If you suffer accidents or injuries abroad, Accident Advice Helpline can offer experienced and professional guidance should you wish to make a travel accident claim.
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