A family is suing Dreamworld after a six-year-old boy breaks his arm so badly in a fall that he may never fully heal.
The family visited the Gold Coast theme park’s Night Market event on June 11 when he fell up to two meters from a stationary train attraction, breaking his arm in several places.
In a video posted on Youtube on July 2, three weeks after the Gold Coast boy fell, the train can be seen with a ‘Do Not Ride’ sign in front of it.
Her father, Josh, said there were children riding the train at the time of the fall and claims there was no signage or fencing around the attraction which was not well enlightened.
“He slipped off the train, the surface was concrete and he broke his humerus bone right through,” the father told the Mail Mail.
In a video posted to Dreamworld’s YouTube site on July 2, three weeks after the Gold Coast boy fell, the train is seen with a ‘Do Not Ride’ sign (pictured) in front of it.
Josh said his son’s arm took the brunt of the fall and that orthopedic surgeons told him it was the worst fracture.
“The doctor told us that if he did to his head what he did to his arm, we wouldn’t be in this situation. It’s a horrible thing to say, but that would be another fatality,” he said.
Josh said his child was traumatized by the fall and is now facing multiple surgeries.
The boy now has several steel rods in his arm and he may never fully recover.
Shine Lawyers attorney Vernesa Rogulja, who represents the family, said they just wanted to make sure Josh wouldn’t suffer financially in the future.
The entrance to the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast is pictured. Family Sues Dreamworld After Six-Year-Old Boy Broke His Arm So Badly He May Never Fully Heal
“We’re not talking about someone for a big payday, this is a real case where a six-year-old fell,” she said.
“We don’t yet know what his recovery looks like.”
Dreamworld said it “acknowledges the recent incident in which a child climbed onto a still children’s photo shoot and then fell off it, injuring himself.”
“Our thoughts are with the child and his family, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery,” his spokesperson said.