Two families have filed suit in a Connecticut state court against the City of Bridgeport and the Connecticut Zoological Society over the deaths of two children who drowned when a minivan plunged into a pond in 2007. Relatives of the two children, ages six and two, allege the city and the Zoological Society were negligent for not placing barriers at a public park to prevent vehicles from rolling into a pond on or adjacent to the premises.
A third child and the van’s driver also died. The minivan was parked when it began rolling down a hill toward the pond. The driver ran after it and got in the van before it went into the pond. The city later installed a rail barrier along the road above the pond.
Source: Insurance Journal
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