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Student Falls 55 Feet Behind High School

Student Falls 55 Feet Behind High School

A 15-year-old boy fell down a ravine behind the lower parking of Oakville High School yesterday afternoon. What the student thought would be fun, turned into a serious accident. According to the Mehlville Fire Protection Chief, the boy fell over 50 feet down the ravine and had to be rescued by first responders. Officials said the teen lost his footing and took a hard fall down the cliff, sustaining serious injuries but no broken bones. The boy was not able to make his way back up the hillside and need emergency rescue. A crew carried the boy out on a stretcher using ropes and harnesses. Mehlville School District officials responded by saying the hillside is not school district property, and the boy was not there for a school sponsored activity. The fire chief did make it a point to say the group of teens was not there playing Pokémon “Go.”

Accidents can occur on private property due to a wide variety of circumstances. Premises liability cases occur when property owners fail to maintain their property, which results in a serious injury. Premises liability injuries can cause hospital bills, prolonged recovery time, and loss of wages. Did you know that the negligent owners can be held financially responsible? Accidents involving falls may be caused by any number of hazards, including lack of caution or proper warnings. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, and you would like to find out more information, please call St. Louis’ experts in premises liability law at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today for a free consultation.


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