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Tragic monster truck show accident kills 6 year old boy | Tacoma truck accident attorney

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1/25/2009
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A tragic truck accident happened at a monster truck show called "Monster Jam" at the Tacoma Dome on January 16, 2009 when 6-year-old boy Sebastian Hizey from Puyallup, Washington was killed after being struck in the head by a metal object that apparently flew from a truck in the show.  Sebastian was bleeding from the head and taken to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office.  

The boy suffered severe brain trauma when he was hit by a 7 to 12 pound Frisbee sized metal ring from a truck.

Another spectator was also injured by a flying object and was taken to a hospital.  The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.  The exact cause of the accident is also unknown although witnesses say they saw debris including truck parts fly into the stands after a truck was doing doughnuts and debris flew 30 to 50 feet over a safety barrier into the stands.

Feld Motor Sports, which promoted the truck show, acquired Monster Jam last September which had taken its big-truck shows around the country for the past 25 years.

There are serious questions of whether the promoters provided enough and reasonable protection for the spectators from a truck accident just like this one from happening.  Obviously, the safety barrier did not do its job in preventing injury.  This is a very sad case and one that should never have happened.

The Tacoma and Puyallup attorneys at the Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC aggressively pursues injury claims against the promoters, the City of Tacoma, and any other party responsible for wrongful death and personal injury.



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