Water Pump Failure Leads to Log Ride Accident; Three Injured, One Critically
RIVERSIDE, CA – According to an online news report at nbcnews.com, three members of a family were injured, one of them severely, following an accident involving a log ride malfunction at an amusement park located in Riverside, California.*
Three family members were injured, one critically, after a log ride at a Riverside, California amusement park malfunctioned.
The incident happened at Castle Park, per the Riverside Fire Department.
The log ride turned over with a father, mother and son located in one of the logs, per NBC Los Angeles. Due to the malfunction, the mother was thrown from the ride, as noted by the Riverside Fire Department.
The amusement park has indicated that the log ride’s water pump had a mechanical failure which caused the accident to occur. All three of the family members were taken to a local trauma center for treatment
The log ride has since been shut down, but the park remains open. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health is planning on conducting an inspection and investigation of the log ride.
"First and foremost — our thoughts and prayers are with the guests involved," Castle Park provided in a statement. "Safety is our number one priority and we have begun conducting a full investigation."
Per Castle Park, each day, every ride is inspected and approved before the park is opened, as provided by a company spokesperson. The amusement part was first opened in 1976, per the company’s website.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The incident remains under investigation.
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