Illinois Teenager Falls Over Banister At School
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A teenage boy was seriously injured in a
school accident at Collinsville High School. According to school officials, the boy fell
down a staircase on the west side of the building near the vocational
wing. Witness say the boy was on his way to lunch on Monday. According
to the Superintendent, the boy fell over a banister from the second floor.
Two students witnessed the accident and ran to get help. The teenage boy
was airlifted from the school's football field and remains hospitalized.
The police initially said this was a tragic accident, but they are conducting
a thorough investigation to see if there is evidence of a criminal incident
or negligence. Rumors have begun to surface at school and on social media
regarding the events that led to the fall. Anyone with information is
urged to call the Collinsville Police Department.
According to Collinsville High School officials, they are reviewing the
staircase itself to see if anything can be changed to make it safer. Parents
of the victim will not comment on his current condition but say they are
thankful for the community’s support. Sources say his injury is
serious but are unable to confirm specifics.
If your child has been injured at school, you may be able to recover compensation
with a premises liability claim. Premises liability laws protect victims
who are injured when on someone else's property, and there is proven
negligence. To learn more about how a St. Louis premises liability lawyer
can help you after an accident on school property,
contact the law offices of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, and schedule a confidential
appointment at no obligation or cost for you.