Lawsuit says tumbling gravestone severed boy’s ear
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Springs has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who says her son’s ear was severed when a gravestone fell over at a city cemetery.
Leticia Alvarado of Battlement Mesa filed the suit in May, saying her son Efrain was hurt two years ago when the headstone toppled while they were visiting the grave of Efrain’s sister.
The suit says Efrain’s ear was cut off, causing hearing loss and scarring. It’s not clear how old he was.
The city argues it has immunity from lawsuits. It also says it isn’t liable because individual grave sites are sold to families and that the city doesn’t install or maintain gravestones.
The judge hasn’t ruled on the city’s request to dismiss the suit.
Information from: Post Independent, http://www.postindependent.com/