Woman died bungee jumping after mishearing instructor because of his accent
Jun 28, 2017, 03:27
Nearly two years later, a judge has ruled the adventure company will face prosecution in relation to Vera's death after it was heard that her instructor's "poor English", along with his thick accent, contributed to her premature jump.
The teen, visiting Cantabria, Spain, plunged to her death after she jumped from the Cedeja viaduct before her rope could be secured.
The director of Flowtrack, the company that organised the bungee jumping, will now face prosecution for homicide through negligence, the Telegraph reported. The teenager is believed to have misheard the instructor when he said "no jump", instead thinking he'd advised her to "now jump".
Vera Mol, 17, was told "no jump" by the instructor, but heard it as "now jump" - and plunged to her death, according to reports.
The instructor, who has not been named, has now appeared in court accused of causing the Dutch teenager's death.
Bungee jumping from the road bridge is allegedly banned under Spanish regulation.
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