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    Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I just saw this on my yahoo local news feed. Prayers go out to the family.

    Boy hurt in 2000 Disneyland accident dies

    When he was 4 years old, Brandon Zucker suffered severe injuries when he was trapped underneath a Disneyland ride. He died early this morning at CHOC.

    By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
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    Brandon Zucker, a Santa Clarita boy who suffered brain damage after being trapped under the car of a Disneyland park ride in Sept. 2000, which was followed by several changes to the theme park, died early this morning.
    At the age of four, the young boy was badly injured when he fell from Disneyland's Roger Rabbit ride and was dragged about 10 feet, trapped underneath the car. He suffered serious internal injuries, went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain damage. He was unable to walk or talk after the accident.
    Zucker, who was 13, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange after he was unresponsive at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at his father's Anaheim home, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
    He was later transferred Children's Hospital of Orange County, where he was pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m. today, Amormino said.
    An autopsy that was conducted this morning was inconclusive as to the cause of death, he said.
    After the 2000 incident, Zucker's family sued Disneyland, a case which was settled under undisclosed terms.
    Less than a year after the incident, Disneyland revamped several of its safety procedures, such as staffing paramedics in the park, instructing employees to dial 9-1-1 directly in case of an accident and making mechanical changes to the Roger Rabbit ride. At the time of the changes, Disney officials said the changes were not made because of the Sept. 2000 incident where Brandon was injured.
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    Boy hurt in 2000 Disneyland accident dies | changes, disneyland, orange, suffered, zucker - News - OCRegister.com

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    This is so sad, i remember that accident like it was yesterday, my condolences go out to his family.
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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I remembered when this happened. Out of all the Disneyland accidents this is one of the saddest for me.

    This is why there are doors on Roger Rabbit now as well as other rides like Pooh where doors seem to be a little bit overkill. And also why on rides that don't have doors adults are told to sit near the opening.

    So, so sad.

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    Very sad indeed. My condolences to the family and friends.


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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I just read about this accident a few days ago. That's so sad, my thoughts are with his family.

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon's family and friends at this sad time.
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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    Very sad news. I truly thought the person had passed long ago. Sad the parents and family have to live through it once again with the passing and pending funeral.

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    Im totally tearing up right now ='(

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    That's so sad...I remember hearing about the accident on the news, it doesn't seem like this much time has passed.
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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I'm sad to hear he passed, but I believe that it was the mothers fault for his falling, insturcting him to stand if I'm correct, so I blame the parents. I don't mean to be cold.
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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I also remember that incident well even if it was quite awhile back. Sad sad news

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    Ouch... makes the heart hurt just reading that.
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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I can't imagine the pain the loved ones of this child must have experienced. Sad indeed.

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    I remember it as well. VERY sad.

    We had just enjoyed a stay at the Park right before it happened.

    I have often wondered what happened with him.



    From what I recall, it was the parents actions (or lack thereof) that caused the injury. I see that didn't stop them from suing though...

    R.I.P.

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    Re: Child Injured in 2000 Accident passes

    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
    From what I recall, it was the parents actions (or lack thereof) that caused the injury. I see that didn't stop them from suing though...

    R.I.P.
    If I remember correctly, the parents at first admitted the kid was "acting up" and it wasn't the parks fault.

    Then they got a lawyer, and it became Disney's fault.

    I feel bad for the family and the pain they must be feeling right now, but people seem to forget that these rides are at their core big pieces of machinery that have the capability to hurt or kill if they are not respected in the proper manner.

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