A 10-year-old boy was killed on Sunday during a ride on the world’s tallest waterslide in Kansas City. Sources report the boy, Caleb Schwab, was decapitated in the incident. It was also reported that two other passengers were injured, one sustained a broken jaw and the other, a fractured orbital bone.
Another family came forward after the death saying their raft went airborne on a waterslide in Kansas City at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark just days before Caleb Schwab was killed. Numerous other riders have come forward stating that their safety straps came off during the ride. This information could aid investigators in determining whether or not the ride is safe. It has been reported that the waterslide, in which the death occurred, had not been inspected by the state since it opened in 2014.
The owners of waterparks have a legal duty to ensure that their rides are reasonably safe. When a waterslide in Kansas is unreasonably unsafe, the owners can be held accountable to those who are injured on the waterslide. If you or a loved one has been injured on the property of another, contact an attorney that has significant experience investigating and litigating cases involving dangerous amusement park rides and attractions.
Steve Sanders is a civil prosecutor based in Kansas City, Missouri. Steve is a plaintiff’s attorney that is passionate about holding property owners accountable for unsafe conditions on their land that cause injury to others. Contact the Sanders.Law today for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury.