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post #1 of 10 Old 01-18-2009, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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a tragic accident

I heard the same thing happening a few years back.




Debris kills boy in stands at monster truck show
Published: 1/18/09, 7:46 AM EDT
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Debris flew into the grandstands at a monster truck show in Washington state, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring another spectator, witnesses and city officials said Saturday.

A red truck came apart while doing doughnuts during the freestyle competition of Friday night's Monster Jam show, the witnesses said. Debris from the truck flew 30 to 50 feet over a safety barrier into the stands.

"Parts were falling off and a piece flew up and hit a little boy," Christine Moe told King Television of Seattle.

Police Officer Mark Fulghum said officers serving as security at the Tacoma Dome investigated the accident.
"At this point, there's nothing to indicate that there's anything criminal," Fulghum told The Associated Press on Saturday night. "Right now it looks like a tragic accident."

The Pierce County medical examiner's office identified the boy killed as Sebastian Hizey of Puyallup.

The boy's father, Jessie Hizey, issued a statement to KIRO-TV on Saturday that said his son was hit in the head by a Frisbee-sized piece of metal, weighing between 7 and 12 pounds.

"I cannot get the images" out of my head, the father said.

The man who was injured was taken to a hospital Friday night, but Robert McNair-Huff, community relations manager for the city, said the man's identity was not available Saturday.

Some spectators told the TV station they had to throw cups off the stands to get the attention of medics. The show continued after the two were hurt, and many spectators left.

"They just kept going," Moe said. "We grabbed our kids and just bee-lined out of there."

Laurie Deranleau, 32, a nurse from Westport, told The News Tribune, "Everybody sitting around thought they should have dropped the show and gave the family some respect. Nobody was paying attention to the show."

The Tacoma Dome was continuing with four Monster Jam shows on Saturday and Sunday.

McNair-Huff said the promoter, Feld Motor sports, promised more inspections of trucks in the show and that the truck involved in the accident would be withdrawn.

"All of us at Feld Motor Sports are saddened by the accident that occurred last night at the Monster Jam Show in Tacoma when two of our customers were seriously injured," the Aurora, Ill., company said in a statement Saturday to the AP. "Feld Motor Sports is looking into this tragic accident as the safety of all our customers is our top priority and this type of incident has never happened before in the history of Monster Jam events."

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that is sad!,.......those a-holes should at least have stopped the show!
just like these amusment parks that stay open after a death on one of thier rides!

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they should have stopped the show and given all ticket sale money to the family.

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poor kid. that is a terrible story.


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Mate not a good thing at all , and they still kept the show going , give the family some respect

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that is sad!,.......those a-holes should at least have stopped the show!
just like these amusment parks that stay open after a death on one of thier rides!
The world doesn't stop for one tragedy. Not even if it is an innocent kid.
A lot of other people were looking forward to the show, made plans and spent money to be there.

Sad for sure but really, everyone should suffer? Life is dangerous.

Here are some pics of the show (not the accident) and words from a guy who was there with his kids. Follow to the next page.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8877&page=1374

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The world doesn't stop for one tragedy. Not even if it is an innocent kid.
A lot of other people were looking forward to the show, made plans and spent money to be there.

Sad for sure but really, everyone should suffer? Life is dangerous.

Here are some pics of the show (not the accident) and words from a guy who was there with his kids. Follow to the next page.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8877&page=1374
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i feel for the people who got hurt or killed. but if i made plans to be at a event and it was shut down because a spectator got hurt or worst killed i would be pissed. i would understand but still be pissed. you got to read the waivers at these events before you attend them. it's still a tragedy non the less.

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just read this in my local news.....i'm surprized after all these years that there isn't hockey type glass up to prevent shit like this. or atleast a barrier of some sort.

i gotta nine year old myself,and wouldn't know how i would react if i was in this dads shoes:headshake

the show must go on????? c'mon, the show can be postponed.....don't have to be cancelled
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damn thats crazy!

rip to the little kid
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just read this in my local news.....i'm surprized after all these years that there isn't hockey type glass up to prevent shit like this. or atleast a barrier of some sort.

i gotta nine year old myself,and wouldn't know how i would react if i was in this dads shoes:headshake

the show must go on????? c'mon, the show can be postponed.....don't have to be cancelled
It said it flew 30 to 50 ft over safety barrier so that would be a lot of lexan.

I will backtrack and say that they could have at least paused while the injured were tended and removed. Like a yellow flag at a race. (Which also tend to go on even when people leave in ambulances....or worse.)

I didn't realize they literally kept going. Sounds like it was pretty chaotic as well as tragic.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

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