Law chiefs get rollercoaster crash dossier
THEME PARK PROBE FINISHED AFTER 14 MONTHS
Craig McDonald Investigators have completed a 14- month probe into a rollercoaster crash which left 10 people injured.
Three children were seriously hurt when the Tsunami ride at M&D’s theme park in Motherwell derailed at 40mph last year.
Victims crashed 30ft to the ground before bystanders tried to free those trapped in the mangled wreckage. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive was mounted following the crash in June 2016.
Their f indings have now been submitted to Crown prosecutors who will decide if any action is to be taken.
It was revealed last year that the HSE had found “signi f icant i s sue s ” w i t h t he “cond i t ion of the me c h a n i c a l and structural parts of the Tsunami”.
And they had “serious concerns” about the maintenance of the Tsunami and other rides.
The ride was dismantled and removed in February.
The completion of the investigation was welcomed by lawyers representing some of the victims.
A spokesman from Digby Brown solicitors said: “On behalf of the families involved, we welcome the news the HSE have concluded their investigations. It