Brandon Zucker died recently at Orange County’s Children’s Hospital from complications of an old injury. The boy’s injury drew nationwide attention to the problems of amusement park rides, especially rides here in Orange County, California where we have several major parks.
In September, 2000, Brandon, then only four years old and his family were enjoying a day at Disneyland. Brandon suffered severe injuries after he fell from the Roger Rabbit ride and was dragged about ten feet. In addition, he was trapped underneath the car and suffered severe internal injuries, in fact, so bad that he went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain damage.
Although he survived, he was unable to unable to walk or talk after the accident.
After the 2000 incident, Zucker’s family, their personal injury attorney and Disneyland settled for undisclosed terms. Soon afterward Disneyland overhauled its safety procedures; keeping paramedics in the park, instructing personnel to dial 9-1-1 properly in case of an accident, and naturally making mechanical changes to the Roger Rabbit ride.
An autopsy is still pending on why, after so many years Brandon died at only 13 years old. Our hearts go out to this family for their tragic loss.
If you or your family have been injured in an amusement park ride, don’t hesitate to call a Orange County personal injury attorney immediately to have all of your questions answered and be informed of your rights.