Supervision Faulted in City Camping Trip Fatality
In the case of Chavez v. City of Santa Fe Springs, 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 9462 (12/09/2011), teenager John Chavez died from head injuries suffered after he slipped in a mountain stream and went over a waterfall during a city-sponsored camping trip. In a wrongful death claim, Chavez’s mother, plaintiff Ramona Chavez (Chavez), alleged the negligence of the City caused her son’s fatal fall. The trial court granted summary judgment to the City based upon the terms of a liability release signed by the mother and son.
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Interesting and informative story. Very sad and tragic ending for a young man and his family.