Boy Dies at Monster Truck Show, from Flying Debris
Tacoma, Washington - Flying debris fatally hit six year old Sabastin Hizey and injured a nearby man, when it flew into the grandstands at a show Friday night.
A 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 roughly 15 metres 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 spokesman 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."
Spectators said the show just kept on going after the incident, and they should have given the family more respect. The Tacoma Dome was continuing with four Monster Jam shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Feld Motor sports promised more inspections of trucks in the show and that the truck involved in the accident would be withdrawn.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 Associated Press. "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."