Evha Jannath – Drayton Manor fined £1 million – statement by Hilary Meredith Solicitors

The operators of Drayton Manor theme park have been fined £1m over safety failings which led to the death of an 11-year-old girl on its water rapids ride.
Evha Jannath was “propelled” from a vessel on the Splash Canyon ride at the park in Staffordshire during a school trip with friends from Jameah Girls Academy in Leicester on 9 May 2017.
Lawyers for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought a prosecution against the park for not properly ensuring the safety of its guests.
They said the operators oversaw “systemic failures of safety” on the river rapids ride.
Drayton Manor had admitted breaching Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Hilary Meredith Solicitors is acting for Evha Jannath’s family.
Hilary Meredith, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: “This is one of the saddest cases we as a firm have ever had to deal with. We act and have acted for many who have been seriously and often catastrophically injured and represented families who have suffered the loss of a loved one, but when a case involves a child on what should have been a fun day out which ends in such needless tragedy it affects us all in the firm.
“Our heart goes out to Evha’s family and friends.”