Some Florida residents might remember the horrific incident that occurred at a civic organization playground in 2007 that left a little girl fighting for her life. There is an incredibly sad update to that story. The girl, who was only 2 years old when the accident occurred, has passed away.
For those who haven’t heard the story of the little girl, learning what happened to her is what makes her story an emotional one. The little girl was just doing what kids do, but wasn’t aware of the unsafe environment. She was at the playground of a neighborhood civic organization playing on the swing set. That swing set failed and came crashing down on her.
Despite the efforts of a neighbor to save the little girl, her injuries were far too severe for the precious child to live. The top of the swing set landed on her neck and head.
She suffered from blood loss and severe trauma that left her unable to communicate. She has been semi-comatose since the accident. After the accident, she was taken to All Children’s Hospital, but she was released in 2008. A family friend says the girl was at home when she passed away.
This little girl’s family didn’t have health insurance. With the severity of her injuries, the medical bills are likely to be a significant concern for them. Now, they have to pay for her final expenses. They have the right to seek compensation for the little girl’s injuries, which might help to lessen the burden of paying for her medical care and final expenses.
Source: WFLA.como, “Palmetto girl injured in '07 swing set accident dies” No author given, Jun. 09, 2014