In the wake of a deadly accident at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, the question of amusement park safety resurfaces after a rider fell from the “Typhoon Twister” at Six Flags in St. Louis, Missouri. Similar to the Verruckt water slide, which claimed the life of 10-year old Caleb Schwab in August 2016, the Typhoon Twister recently opened at Six Flags this summer.
According to early reports, investigation into the cause of fall is ongoing. Further investigation will likely be necessary to determine whether the slide was defectively designed and whether park officials conducted adequate testing before opening to the public. These inquiries often require assistance from a team of experts. Choosing the right experts is crucial to prevailing (or failing) in these types of cases. If you, a family member, or friend is injured on an amusement park ride, Monsees & Mayer is here to answer your questions, and step in if needed.