An 8-year-old child was killed and four other children were injured when a train an ATV pulling 55-gallon barrels with children riding in them flipped over at the Love County Fairgrounds in Marietta Oklahoma on Friday Nov. 12. The fatal victim was taken to a Marietta hospital and pronounced dead. The injured children were taken to a hospital and treated for their injuries. Investigators do not know the cause of the accident or the speed of the ATV. Names have not been released and no charges have been filed.
In tragic accidents like the one described above there can be a number of causes and with each cause there can be a different liable party. The ATV operator may bear liability as well as the employer of that driver. The owner of the fairgrounds may hold some liability. If another person or entity caused the accident that party could hold liability. If a mechanical defect in the ATV contributed to the accident the ATV manufacture may hold liability. In essence there could have been multiple causes or many liable parties responsible for this fatal accident. As such the family that has lost their loved one may consider having an independent investigation conducted so that the truth of the accident can be known in order for all liable parties to be held properly accountable for their negligent behavior.
- Texas wrongful death attorney Michael Grossman