Woman sues skydiving club

2012-05-22 09:33
Johannesburg – A Pretoria court has ruled that a skydiving club is liable for the damages suffered by a young woman who was injured when she did a jump without her parents’ permission.

Euleine de Kock was 17 at the time of the jump and fractured her leg and injured her back, reported The Pretoria News.

De Kock is claiming about R305 000 in damages but the court has so far only determined liability.

De Kock underwent training prior to the 2008 jump but didn’t properly fill in the forms that were given to her by the club. Although she filled in an indemnity form, her parents’ signature was missing.

De Kock was jumping with friends and before landing, drifted downwind and landed in a field, where she was injured.

The court would later rule on what damages De Kock would be awarded.

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