There is an interesting and tragic torts case that is likely to emerge from a monster truck show in Tacoma, Washington. These shows routinely have debris that is thrown dangerously from the trucks. In a show last week, such debris into the crowd and killed 6-year-old Sabastian Hizey.
The accounts of the accident should worry the show organizers. Witnesses stated that debris was flying without any effort of the show to warn them or take action before the accident. Even when the boy was hit, the show was not halted or cancelled — even as they waited for medical personnel to arrive.
Laurie Deranleau, 32, a nurse from Westport, observed: “Everybody sitting around thought they should have dropped the show and gave the family some respect. Nobody was paying attention to the show.”
Not good for a jury case, I think.
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