Xfinity News reported last week on a deadly Chicago accident at a local amusement park that took the life of a young 3-year old boy from Dolton, Illinois. The current available explains that the local tragedy struck at a park known as “Go Bananas.” The facility is in Norridge, Illinois-a small village on the northwest side of Chicago near the O’Hare airport.
Reports indicate that the innocent boy was at the park last weekend with his family for a weekend activity. He eventually got on a roller coaster known as “Python Pit” with his twin brother. The two siblings were both in a car near the front of the train-like seating carts. According to local authorities, the accident struck when the boy slipped underneath the safety bar that was supposed to latch on top him. For whatever reasons, the latch did not secure the children to the seat beneath.
After slipping underneath the latch and out of his seat, child fell into the mechanics of the ride below. He suffered serious head injuries in the fall; emergency medical personnel were unable to save the child. The general manager of the amusement park explained remorse for the accident and is working closely with authorities in the investigation.
Unfortunately, accidents involving mechanical equipment, amusement park rides, and inadequate safety inspections are far too common. Fatalities like this often result in Chicago wrongful death lawsuits. Local law provides several legal options to the families of those killed because of inadequate safety conditions or any other negligent acts such as this. It is important for those who lose a loved one to come forward and assert their legal rights.
Our Chicago injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti are saddened to hear of this very tragic loss. Every day bring stories of more community members injured or killed in incidents that could and should have been avoided. We encourage the relatives of these victims to visit an Illinois injury lawyer to share their store and learn about how the law provides for their recovery.
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