$1.25 million Westchester County wrongful death lawsuit may settle

Family of 7 year-old boy who died at New York’s Playland park settles court case.

New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Westchester County, New York owns Playland amusement park where 7 year old Jon-Kely Cassara died while riding on the Ye Old Mill indoor boat ride. The parents of the boy filed a wrongful death lawsuit in a New York State Supreme Court alleging Westchester County was negligent in the August 2005 death of their son.

According to the Associated Press (AP), the parents have agreed to settle their wrongful death claim against the New York county for $1.25 million. The settlement was announced before the judge in the White Plains state Supreme Court on Monday. Officials for Playland amusement park acknowledged the indoor boat ride was understaffed. The lawsuit claimed in court documents the boy got out of ride after it started and ended up in the water. He died from a traumatic brain injury after suffering a head injury.

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