Law chiefs get roller­coaster crash dossier


Sunday Mail (UK) - - News - Solic­i­tor

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

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