Liza Jones is planning to sue a trampoline park after she jumped into a foam pit and landing badly following a four metre high ‘tower jump’, which caused her to fractured her back.
‘It Was Really Scary’
The 26 year-old nurse was rushed to hospital where she was told she had fractured her back and burst a vertebrae and had to undergo surgery to have metal plates and screws put in.
— The Sun (@TheSun) February 25, 2017
“It was really scary, it was the most pain I’ve ever suffered in my life,” Liza tells The Sun.
“When I got to hospital they did an x-ray and CT scan and I was not allowed to move then, they wanted to keep me flat on my back.
“They said I had an unstable fracture and one of my vertebrae had burst, which meant I had fragments of bone sticking out that could have paralysed me.
“I didn’t know how serious it was until then and I was very scared of the operation and of my future.”
— Flip Out Chester (@FlipOutChester) December 19, 2016
‘I Can’t Lean Forwards’
Flip Out trampoline park in Chester in the U.K. has since closed the tower.
“The pain is worse at night and I can hardly move in the mornings,” Liza adds.
“Some days I am really aching to the point where I want to watch tele, but I can’t sit in the chair to watch it, I just want to lie flat.
“I can’t lean forwards or bend to pick things up and I can’t lift things. It just feels like a massive ache sometimes and it’s difficult because I’m used to doing such an active job.”
Gwynedd student nurse breaks back on Chester Flip Out attractionhttps://t.co/yDQs9caZEo
— Jez Hemming (@DPJezHemming) February 27, 2017
Flip Out have had ‘three incidents’ similar to Eliza’s on the same day. Student nurse Ceri Jones says she heard a “crunch” when she launched herself off the tower jump. George Magraw also suffered a spinal injury on the same day.
A spokesman for Flip Out says: “We have replaced the Tower Jump with a new Battle Beam attraction.”
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