21 Children; 2 Adults Hurt at Parkour Facility in Barrio Logan
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) — Twenty-one children and two female adults were injured Saturday night when a stairway and balcony collapsed onto a crowd of people.
The accident took place at 1699 Main Street at the parkour facility, Vault PK. An estimated 30 children were on the stairway waiting for free pizza when the stairway collapsed. The 10-by-30-foot wooden platform crashed down about 10 feet to the ground on top of people below.
Numerous ambulances rushed children and the adults aged 72 and 46 years old to Rady Children’s Hospital, Scripps Mercy, Sharp and UC San Diego Medical Center for treatment of minor to major injuries. The nature of the injuries were broken bones, head injuries and spinal injuries. There may have been others who were hurt, but taken themselves to a hospital for treatment.
The facility is now being inspected by city building officials to determine what caused the collapse. The building permits will also be reviewed and the city will determine if the premises were up to code.
There are many unanswered questions surrounding this accident, but ultimately it appears that the structure was not designed to handle the weight of so many people.
Liability for an accident such as this one will likely fall on the owner of the property, Vault PK and possibly the company who built the facility. Criminal charges are also a possibility in circumstances such as this one, but it’s not likely.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident such as this one, it’s important that you get immediate medical attention and contact a qualified San Diego personal injury attorney.
Johnson Attorneys Group has been representing injured people in San Diego for more than a decade. Our law firm has obtained more than $100 million for our clients. Call us for a free consultation at 800-235-6801 to find out how we can help.