Joburg woman claims R3.6m from Gold Reef City for shin injury

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A 42-year-old woman is suing Gold Reef City Theme Park Pty LT for R3.6 million claiming she shattered her left shin bone while riding on the Anaconda in 2020. 

The claimant, Candis Goodwin, says she visited the theme park along with colleagues as part of a team building.

The incident happened in January 2020, Goodwin explains in a summons issued by the Gauteng High Court that her leg got stuck between two seats when the seat in front of her moved back just as the Anaconda went up the steep slope. She only managed to free her leg when the seat in front of her moved forward again.

Goodwin says it seemed the pressure on her leg was too great and her shin bone fractured below her knee. She was taken to hospital where she reportedly underwent an operation to insert a plate and screws.

Gold Reef City Theme Park is reportedly opposing the claim and has filed papers in its defence. It says the incident never happened, however, the company says if the court does find that such an incident occurred then it will argue that Goodwin contributed to it by not remaining in a safe position.

It also says that there is a clear disclaimer stating that they did not take any responsibility for injuries suffered on the ride.

According to IOL, in response to this, Goodwin’s lawyer Cheri Rudd filed papers in which she said her client had a right in terms of the Constitution to seek redress with the court.

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