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February 14, 2019 Headline News No Comments Email Email

In an accident that squashed the fun out of young mother’s holiday, an enormous woman allegedly travelling at about 50 km/h came hurtling out of a waterslide and almost crushed the victim to death, a lawsuit alleges.

British health-care assistant Jemma Joslyn, 32, was on holiday with her children in Turkey when an obese woman zipping along feet-first slammed into her on the waterslide, leaving her badly injured, Britain’s tabloid Sun newspaper related.

The mother of two had been on holiday for just 14 hours when she was rushed to a local hospital with internal bleeding, liver and kidney damage, fluid on the right lung and five cracked ribs.

The paper reported that Joslyn was terrified her injuries would leave her on dialysis for the rest of her life as she had previously donated one of her healthy kidneys to her mother in 2015.

Joslyn is reportedly now taking legal action against tour operator Thomas Cook, claiming the hotel had no safety precautions in place to monitor who was coming down the slide.

Joslyn says she spent eight days in hospital, including three in the intensive care unit.

It seems waterslides may not always be as innocent as they look. In New Mexico, a woman named Aubrea Danks has launched a lawsuit against city authorities, claiming her son lost a toe while going down a waterslide in July 2017.

A waterslide incident with a happier outcome was outlined by Cosmopolitan magazine a few years ago. A young woman was inspired to lose weight in time for her wedding, following an incident on a waterslide at Disney World. A lifeguard had reportedly ordered the woman, Becky Hames, off the waterslide, fearing that she might become jammed in the chute.

The embarrassment and humiliation of that incident led Hames to embark on a drastic weight-loss regime, shedding 44.5 kilograms.

Written by Peter Needham

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