Boy's foot crushed on the ET ride at Universal

 

What was supposed to be the “trip of a lifetime” turned into a nightmare for an 11-year-old boy when his foot was “crushed” while on a ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Tiago Perez and his family traveled from Brazil to celebrate his 11th birthday at the theme park. Perez and a group of his young relatives had just reached end of the E.T. Adventure ride when tragedy struck on January 31. Normand says the ride was coming to a stop when Perez’s foot became wedged between the ride and the concrete platform. His left leg was broken, and his foot and toes were severely fractured. Perez underwent leg surgery while in the U.S. and is now recovering and receiving treatment at a hospital in Brazil, Normand says. An attorney says that Perez’s medical bills have surpassed $100,000. Now, the family has filed a lawsuit alleging that Universal knew the “design, manufacture, testing, construction and/or operation” of the ride “created an unreasonably dangerous ride.”

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