Dad sues theme park after son breaks arm falling off do not climb train

A family is suing a theme park after a six-year-old broke his arm in a fall.

They were visiting Dreamworld in Australia's Gold Coast on June 11 for the amusement park's Night Market when the boy fell two metres from a stationary train attraction, hitting concrete and breaking his arm in several places.

The boy's injuries were so bad they might never fully heal.

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Video footage posted to YouTube three weeks after the incident shows the attraction has a 'Do not climb' sign in place.

The boy's father, Josh, said there were other children climbing on the attraction when his son fell and claims there was no signage or fencing to prevent the incident.

"He slipped off the train, the surface was concrete and he broke his humerus bone straight through," Josh told the Courier Mail.

Doctors reportedly told Josh the breakage on the boy's arm, which took the brunt of the fall, was as bad as they come.

Josh added: "The doctor said to us, 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 it would be another fatality."

The furious father says his son was traumatised by the fall and now faces the prospect of numerous operations.

He already has several steel rods in the broken arm.

The family's lawyer, Vernesa Rogulja, added: "We're not talking about someone out for a big payday, this is a genuine case where a six-year-old has fallen.

"We don't know what his recovery looks like yet."

Dreamworld said it "acknowledges the recent incident in which a child climbed onto a stationary children's photo opportunity and subsequently fell from it, sustaining injury."

A spokesperson for the park said: "Our thoughts remain with the child and his family, and we wish him a full and fast recovery."


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