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Waterslide Collision at Country Springs Hotel Results in Personal Injury Lawsuit

Waukesha man claims he was injured on Cyclone ride on Valentine's Day in 2010, and seeks unspecified damages.

A Waukesha man has filed suit against Country Springs Hotel, saying it was negligent when it allowed a rider to travel down a waterslide after him, resulting in a collision.

Robert and Dale Flowers, a married couple residing in Avalon Square Senior Housing in downtown Waukesha, filed a personal injury lawsuit Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court against Country Springs Hotel. The couple is seeking unspecified damages from the incident that occurred nearly three years ago, according to the complaint.

The lawsuit alleges that on Valentine’s Day in 2010, Robert Flowers was at the waterpark and went down the “Cyclone” waterslide. When he stood up in the pool below the slide’s trough, the complaint states, he was hit by another rider. The collision caused him to fall backward and sideways, striking his head and neck on the slide’s trough.

The lawsuit claims Country Springs Hotel did not have a video feed available to employees to tell them when a rider cleared the slide. Instead, they have one employee at the top of the waterslide telling riders when to go and another at the bottom of the slide.

Robert Flowers received “pain, suffering and disability, hospital expense, medical expense, loss of earnings and earning capacity,” according to the lawsuit. His wife, Dale, “sustained the loss of services, society and companionship of her husband,” according to the complaint.

The Cyclone ride at Country Springs Hotel is described by the website www.waterparks.com as “a thrilling single person body slide.”

Jaime Lannister February 10, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Satire. Look it up.
Jaime Lannister February 10, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Anyone that frail should stay off of water slides. Fining the plaintiff $1000 for stupidity and disbarring his lawyer would be a good way to solve this.
Ash February 11, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Sounds to me like Mr. and Mrs. Flowers are having financial difficulties and they are looking for a quick come up. Michelle... All I can say about your comment is DUH!
Mr Lundt February 15, 2013 at 03:12 PM
How long was he "standing" up? I hope this gets tossed with the plaintiff charged the legal bills.
michelle February 15, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Pennyluhu for your information. You are an *******. I'm NOT telling anybody my age. Besides it was my first time. And like always people do make mistakes. I'm sure you made mistakes in your life. No I did not sue for your information.

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