Calypso water park facing 3 new injury lawsuits
Combined damages of $500K, as well as other costs, sought
Calypso Theme Waterpark is facing another half a million dollars in lawsuits from customers who say they suffered serious and debilitating injuries in the summer of 2012.
Three new injury claims against Calypso were filed in court this month.
In one case, a husband and wife — James and Sherri Potvin — claim they were riding a tube down the Zoomerang slide on June 7 when they were thrown off, slid down without the tube and "violently struck a partition."
James Potvin was taken to hospital in an ambulance, according to the statement of claim, which says he suffered a deep cut on his thigh, large bruise, swelling and infection, scarring, abrasions, psychological and stress disorders, among other things.
In another case, Juliette Crete alleges she was riding in a raft down the Toboggan Alley slide with three friends on July 14 when the raft struck the very end of the slide.
In the statement of claim, Crete says the force of the impact threw her from the raft onto the pavement. She said she suffered a left foot contusion, sprain injury, thoracic back pain and disc derangement, and psychological and stress disorders, among other things.
And in the final case, Melissa Kane claims she was with her three small children entering the Zoo Lagoon pool when she slipped on a wet step and broke her ankle on June 22, according to the statement of claim.
The three lawsuits, filed Oct. 4 by the same lawyer, ask for a total of $500,000 in general damages, as well as other costs.
Calypso is already facing 20 safety-related charges laid by the province's safety watchdog, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority. A number of other lawsuits have also been filed against Calypso.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.