ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CN) – Parents say a Minor League baseball team should have known better than to hire a skydiver to parachute into a baseball stadium full of spectators. The Kane County Cougars’ skydiver landed on their son, fractured his bones and gave him internal injuries, the family says.
The Rochwick family sued the Cougars for the stunt performed at Elfstrom Stadium, in Geneva, Ill., on Aug. 31, 2008. The Cougars are a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
The family says the Cougars “negligently, carelessly and improperly failed to warn spectators in Elfstrom Stadium of the dangerous condition created by the skydivers diving into Elfstrom Stadium while said spectators were present.”
The Rochwicks seek no more than $50,000 damages for negligence.
They are represented by Robert Tracy with Kroll, Rubin & Tracy of Chicago.