As discussed in our earlier article about Trampoline
We have discussed the number of children being injured in Trampoline Accidents but what about adults? Here is a case study about the serious injuries which can result from using a trampoline at home and having a trampoline accident.
Trampoline Accident Case Study – Jeanette Sykes
Jeanette Sykes, a 39 year old mother, was at a friend’s summer barbeque in 2006 which turned into a nightmare after she suffered extremely serious injuries whilst using the garden trampoline.
She had been innocently bouncing on the garden trampoline with a friend when that person stopped bouncing to chat to someone. Because of the change in dynamics to the trampoline which that caused, Ms Sykes twisted very awkwardly and fell.
She was told by Specialists at the Hospital that she was likely to be paralysed after an incredibly risky operation where Specialists put screws into her neck to support the fracture and thanks to an item of revolutionary of equipment called a Lokomat ,she can now walk again.
Ms Sykes said:
“I would never have dreamed something like this can happen on a trampoline. You think you’re safe because you are jumping on a soft surface. I see they make trampolines with nets around them now but a net would not have saved me. It’s providing a false sense of security. I don’t want to be a killjoy but they really are that dangerous. I am living proof of that.”
Roger Vincent from RoSPA said:
“There has been a boom in the number of trampoline accidents. They can be a lot of fun and I don’t want to be all doom and gloom but they can be very dangerous if the safety guidelines they are sold with are not followed and respected.”
“We recommend that only one person should ever use the trampoline at a time, that it comes with proper safety pads and that it is placed on a soft surface in a clear area.”
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