A lawsuit filed against the county Tuesday alleges a boy was seriously injured when hit in the head by a metal object tossed by a juggler at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale last year.
Felipe Arambula, the father of Abraham Arambula, filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of his minor son and also is a plaintiff. The juggler, Geoffrey Marsh, is named as a defendant along with the County of Los Angeles.
David Sommers, a spokesman for the county, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
The complaint alleges that county employees failed to properly inspect and supervise activities during the annual event at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, which is part of the county park system. As a result, large metal objects were juggled around children without steps being taken to limit the chance of injury, the suit alleges.
“These failures, acts and omissions were inherently dangerous and created a peculiar risk, nuisance and trap,” the suit states.
The boy’s father is seeking damages because of the stress he suffered from seeing his son injured on April 13, 2014, according to his court papers, which do not specify the boy’s age.
— City News Service