Multiple Children Injured in Long Island Park Accident

Five children were taken to a local hospital after an inflatable slide collapsed at Long Island Park. 

Some of the children were thrown into the air and landed onto the tennis court, according to WABC.

The elementary-school students, ages 6 and 7, were at Wyandanch Park in Wyandanch for field day around 9:45 a.m. when the contraption suddenly fell over, Suffolk County cops said. 

One child suffered a broken leg as a result of the collapse. 

It is not known what caused the collapse at this point but investigators will try to make that determination in the days ahead. 

Recently, I took a similar case to trial and the jury awarded my client $1.5 million for her injuries.  My case involved the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island.  When I was interviewed by the Daily News, I noted that there was a sign posted near the roller coaster ride warning those with neck injuries not to get on the roller coaster.  However, she did not have a current neck injury at the time of her accident.

These cases are always tragic.  When families or students go to an amusement park, they are there for the express purpose of enjoying themselves.  When tragedy results it is particularly difficult.