Child Critically Injured At Indianapolis Amusement Park

A five-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after hitting his head in a spinning “teacup” ride at the Indianapolis amusement park Xscape last Friday. The child is apparently in a coma at a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. According to updated media reports, the amusement park operator evidently had no legal operating permit, and state authorities have ordered the park shut down. A full investigation of the tragic incident which occurred at the Lafayette Square Mall is underway.

We wish the child and his family the best. In general, a horrific accident of this nature sadly has the potential for traumatic brain injury which lead to a variety of devastating physical and mental issues and a long recovery period.

Thousands of Hoosiers unfortunately suffer brain injuries every year. Brain injury is one of the most common occurrences in a collision, fall, or other traumatic event. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a blow to the head, see your doctor immediately, and follow the medical advice given. If the condition was the result of an injury caused the negligence of someone else, legal representation is also important. John P. Young is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana, serving as its chair for two years. Mr.Young has 20 years of experience helping Hoosiers and their families deal with brain injury. Call him at Young & Young in Indianapolis for a free consultation and let him assist you and your family.

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