A teenage girl has been airlifted to hospital after an accident at a trampoline park in High Wycombe that has allegedly a reputation for serious injuries.
The unnamed teenager was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford yesterday afternoon after suffering serious leg injuries as she jumped on a trampoline in the high performance arena of the Rush UK Trampoline Park in Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe.
According to Sam Williams – the founder and chief operating officer at Rush UK – CCTV footage of the incident is being reviewed and the trampoline park is in close contact with the family of the teenage girl. While an investigation into the accident at a trampoline park is ongoing, the park has closed the high performance arena.
The Rush UK trampoline park was opened last December by Olympic medallist Denise Lewis and, in addition to the high performance trampolines, the centre has two dodgeball courts, climbing obstacles and a foam pit. The park has attracted thousands of visitors already, but local residents are concerned that this latest accident at a trampoline park is just one of many to have occurred this year.
Readers submitting comments to the publication of the news story on BucksFreePress.com expressed concerns that the centre was allowing too many people on the trampolines at the same time, without there being enough experienced staff to supervise the activity. Several mothers wrote in to complain that their children were also injured in an accident at a trampoline park.
Several other commentators complained that they were forced to sign waivers prior to their children being allowed on the activities and, although some did not object to this practise, they felt that health and safety should be reviewed at the trampoline park. Sam Williams told BucksFreepress.com: “We will make a formal statement once our investigation has been concluded and we have consulted the family.”