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Old 01-17-09, 09:24 PM
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What a gosh darn shame-Debris kills boy in stands at monster truck show

Sorry 2 put this in thew sports section but it needs notice...
Debris kills boy in stands at monster truck show
. Seattle – Child, adult injured at monster truck show TACOMA, Wash. – Debris flew into the grandstands at a monster truck show in Washington state, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring another spectator, witnesses and fire officials said Saturday.

A red truck came apart while doing doughnuts during the freestyle competition of Friday night's Monster Jam show, the witnesses said. Debris flew 30 to 50 feet over a safety barrier into the stands.

"Parts were falling off and a piece flew up and hit a little boy," Christine Moe told King Television of Seattle.

Fire Department spokeswoman Jolene Davis told The News Tribune of Tacoma she had no details on the nature of the accident or the injuries to the boy and man.

The Pierce County medical examiner's office identified the boy killed as Sabastian Hizey of Puyallup.

Some spectators told the TV station they had to throw cups off the stands to get the attention of medics. The show continued after the boy and man were hurt, and many spectators left.

"They just kept going," Moe said. "We grabbed our kids and just bee-lined out of there."

Laurie Deranleau, 32, a nurse from Westport, told The (Tacoma) News Tribune, "Everybody sitting around thought they should have dropped the show and gave the family some respect. Nobody was paying attention to the show."

The Tacoma Dome, operated by the city, was continuing with four Monster Jam shows on Saturday and Sunday.

The city was working with the event's promoter to investigate the accident and ensure the safety of spectators to the upcoming shows, city spokesman Rob McNair-Huff told the newspaper.

Promoter Feld Motorsports of Aurora, Ill., would not discuss details.

"Our company follows strict safety guidelines designed to protect both spectators and competitors alike," said Bill Easterly, Feld's senior director of operations, in a statement issued Friday night.

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Old 01-18-09, 01:04 AM
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So sad.
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