A family has filed a law suit in B.C. Supreme Court stemming from an incident that occurred during a May 2011 Vancouver Canucks playoff game against the San Jose Sharks.
According to court documents, the parents of a teenager claim their son, 15 years of age at the time, suffered traumatic brain injury after being struck by a confetti barrel that fell from a roof-mounted air cannon at Rogers Arena.
The air canons, since removed from Rogers Arena, project confetti over the arena after a Canucks win. Unfortunately, the barrel inside one of the canons fell and hit the plaintiff on the head.
The document elaborates on the injury and mentions the teenager suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in issues with concentration, cognition, and memory for which he still continues to receive treatment. The plaintiff claims he also suffers from headaches, and post-traumatic amnesia.
The lawsuit has named several organizations including the Aquilini Investment Group, which owns the Canucks, and Hollynorth Production Supplies which provided the air cannons.
“This was a serious and unfortunate incident. Our immediate concern was for Davis’s health and well-being, which remain the most important considerations today. The safety and security of our guests is always the highest priority for our organization. We sincerely wish Davis and his family well.” Victor de Bonis, the Canucks’ chief operating officer told TSN.
The filed documents do not mention how much money the family is seeking. The claims are allegations at this point, and have not been proven in court.
Image via Harderblog