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10-Year-Old Boy Suffers a Fatal Neck Injury In a Water Park Slide Accident

Caleb Schwab suffered a fatal neck injury while riding the “Verrückt” the world’s tallest water slide. This 10-year-old boy was decapitated and found dead in a pool at the bottom of the slide.

The accident occurred at a Kansas water park – the Schlitterbahn. The word “Verrückt” is German and means insane, which is totally appropriate since it was named the tallest water slide in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014. The ride shoots riders down its record-breaking height at 50 miles per hour.

The opening of the ride was delayed after tests on the 168-foot waterslide had rafts flying off the slide. When the ride was first opened, it restricted rides to individuals 14 years or older. However, only a month after the opening, the park removed the minimum age restriction and only required a height minimum of 54 inches in order to get on the ride. This age limit would have prevented Caleb’s death.

Water Park Slide Accident

Caleb was visiting the park with his father, State Rep. Scott Schwab. They joined other government workers at the park that day in a special event for elected officials. Caleb boarded the raft with two other women who were not related to him. The two women suffered face injuries. Caleb suffered a fatal neck injury. Police are treating Caleb’s death as a “civil matter” rather than a criminal investigation.

Legal Representation After an Amusement Park Accident

There are more than 4,400 amusement park injuries in an average year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission data from 1990 to 2010. There is no federal regulation of amusement parks and no federal requirements for reporting injury data.

If you or a loved one has been injured or died in an amusement park accident, it is imperative that you seek the legal assistance of an experienced amusement park accident attorney to protect your legal rights and obtain the full compensation that you and your loved ones deserve.

Call an Experienced New York Amusement Park Accident Attorney

Any type of negligence can be a terrifying experience for both the victim and their loved ones, especially if the victim is a minor. The most important thing to realize is that you are not alone. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an amusement park accident, or any other type of accident, caused by negligence and you are looking to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York amusement park accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.


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