There has been a second death in a monster truck show this month. In Madison, George Eisenhart Jr., 41, of Chardon, Ohio died after he walked in front of a passing monster truck at the Dane County Coliseum. This is nine days after a boy was killed in Tacoma, Washington by flying debris in a monster truck show.
Eisenhart was a promoter for the Motor Sports Monster Truck and Thrill Show.
In Tacoma, 6-year-old Sebastian Hizey was killed when a truck doing circles or doughnuts lost a piece of metal that flew into the crowd and hit him in the head. Witnesses complained that the show did not even stop while emergency personnel attended to the boy.
The impression left from these fatalities is that these shows remain a bit casual in their organization and supervision. This is a very popular activities with many amateurs and people participating as a hobby. That can be an invitation for accidents. In both cases, a clear compliant of negligence can be made. Fans would constitute public invitees and the shows fall under both state and federal safety rules.