A fifteen-year-old boy’s arm was severed when a boulder fell on him at a beach in Laguna Beach. The victim was walking along the beach with a friend when a boulder “the size of a cooler” fell on him. According to ABC Seven News, The impact caused the partial amputation of his right arm, his leg also became lodged underneath the boulder, and the teen was trapped for nearly 40 minutes. The boy was airlifted to a UC Irvine Medical Center and is reported to be in serious condition.
This accident brings up the question about risk, safety, and proper maintenance of the cliff side. Did the city of Laguna Beach properly maintain and check the cliff side at this popular tourist destination? Are the cliffs examined for erosion yearly? If you have been injured in an accident you believe caused by negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today. Our team of personal injury lawyers in Laguna Beach and Orange County have helped many victims and family members of victims who have been wrongfully injured.