Parents of a three-year-old boy who died at an inflatable playground to sue the company for $2.7million
- Hunter Young fell and suffered head injuries at Inflatable World Toowoomba
- He had a seizure and became unresponsive before he died at Brisbane Hospital
- His parents, Michelle and Lee Young have filed personal injuries damages claim
- They allege the park was negligent and failed to implement safety measures
The parents of a three-year-old boy who tragically died while playing at an inflatable park will sue the company for $2.7million.
Hunter Young, from Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast, visited Inflatable World Toowoomba on October 3, 2016, with his grandfather where he allegedly fell onto a hard floor and suffered severe head injuries.
He became unresponsive and had a seizure before he was taken to Brisbane Hospital where he later died.
His parents, Michelle and Lee Young, have now filed a personal injuries damages claim against Toowoomba Indoor Sporting Arenas and Inflatable World Australia.
They allege the inflatable park was negligent as they failed to implement proper safety measures which resulted in their child’s death.
Hunter Young (pictured), from Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast, visited Inflatable World Toowoomba on October 3, 2016, with his grandfather
The three-year-old (pictured) became unresponsive and had a seizure before he was taken to Brisbane Hospital but did not regain consciousness and died
Mrs Young is claiming more than $2.16million and Mr Young is claiming $563,100 but both companies have yet to respond.
The claim, which has been seen by The Courier Mail, said Hunter and his grandfather were not given safety instructions regarding the usage of the facility when they arrived.
It stated there were only three staff members rostered on the day Hunter died and it alleged that was insufficient supervision for such a large facility.
They allege the park had no safety rules in place to reduce incidents that could occur from children running around the inflatable park.
Lastly, the claim said the parents believed there should have been separate play areas for young children to ensure they were safe.
His parents, Michelle (pictured, left) and Lee Young (right) have filed a personal injuries damages claim against Toowoomba Indoor Sporting Arenas and Inflatable World Australia
They allege the inflatable park was negligent as they failed to implement proper safety measures which resulted in their child’s death (pictured: Inflatable World Toowoomba)
The claim also detailed how Hunter’s death has impacted the lives of his parents.
Mr Young has developed obsessional behaviour to ‘preserve the memory of Hunter,’ the claim stated.
Mrs Young has suffered from depression since her son’s death.
The claim states she has received psychological counselling and therapy for traumatic stress and has not returned to her job as an associate solicitor.
Both parents claim they have had reduced appetite, difficultly concentrating and sleeping, and said they are unable to interact with their family and friends.