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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Boy Dies in Go-Kart Accident

Claiming the Horn Rapids Kart Track was negligently designed, maintained and operated, the parents of a 12-year-old boy killed in a go-kart accident there in 2008 have filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Richland, Washington and Tri-City Kart Club which leases the kart track from the city.

The young boy’s kart slid off the track during a hairpin turn, crossed a grassy slope and crashed through a wire cable fence at a high rate of speed.  He died of injuries to his neck vertebrae and jugular vein.  The boy was an experienced go-kart driver who had won events in his class just weeks before the accident.

Also named in the lawsuit are the mechanics who worked on the go-kart’s brakes immediately before the race, race organizers and the International Kart Federation.

If you or someone you love have been hurt or killed at an unsafe or badly maintained facility, you may be legally entitled to collect damages for your medical costs and the suffering you have endured.   For a free consultation of your legal claim throughout the state of Pennsylvania, please submit an online form or call us at: 1-800-318-LAW1.

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