An accident involving a go-kart claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl from Northeast Wisconsin recently.
Authorities say the accident happened on private land. The girl, who was driving the go-kart, apparently struck a parked vehicle. This accident apparently happened while the girl was visiting relatives.
Initially, the girl was taken to the hospital to be treated for a broken shoulder as well as unspecified injuries to her internal organs. While at the hospital, the girl suffered some issues related to the internal injuries which she could not overcome. Both the local sheriff and the coroner will continue to investigate this incident.
There are still important facts about this accident that need to be determined, and it is not clear whether the family of the deceased girl will pursue legal action since the incident may have involved family members.
Still, the story serves as important reminder to people in Northeast Wisconsin, especially those who live on large properties where guests get the chance to enjoy recreational activities. The reminder is that landowners who open up their homes and property to activities like go-kart riding and other potentially dangerous entertainment have some legal obligations to keep their guests safe.
This is particularly true in the case where a child or even an inexperienced adult is trying a risky sport, like driving a go-kart, for the first time. If a property owners allows these sorts of activities and does not take the proper precautions or give important warnings, then they can be held accountable for any catastrophic injuries that happen because of an accident on their property.