• July 17, 2017

Dylan Thomas Killed in Parade Float Accident in Baker City, OR

Baker City, OR -- An incident involving a parade float and a commercial vehicle claimed the life of 7-year-old Dylan Thomas Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Local police officials say the incident happened at the Miner's Jubilee Parade in Baker City, OR. Around 11:17 a.m., the boy fell from the back of a parade float. According to officials, the boy was then struck by a commercial vehicle, and ended up beneath the rear wheels.

Dylan Thomas, 7, was killed in the incident.

The exact cause of the deadly incident is currently under investigation.

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Commentary

Until a more thorough, subjective investigation takes place, we can't say for sure what caused this deadly incident. As it stands, due to scarce information and the recent nature of this accident, we are left to speculate as to the fact pattern.

How closely was the commercial vehicle following the boy's parade float? Did the boy fall in such a way that left the driver of the commercial truck unable to avoid striking the boy? Was the driver too distracted at the time of the incident, leaving them unaware of the victim in the roadway?

Before we can say who was at fault in this accident, we need to find the answers to these questions via a more-in depth examination of the facts. The outcome in this particular case will come down to one simple matter: timing. If this case goes before a jury, timing will be key in deciding who was at fault.

It's always good policy to take a closer look at the facts before we jump to any conclusions.

--Grossman Law Offices

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