Woman sues Glenwood Springs for tombstone accident
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Two years after a tombstone in a Glenwood Springs cemetery injured a boy, the child’s mother has sued the city for not properly maintaining its cemetery.
Leticia Alvarado says her son lost hearing in one ear because of the 2007 accident at Rosebud Cemetery. Her lawsuit alleges that a tombstone toppled onto the boy’s head while he was visiting his sister’s grave. The accident ripped off the boy’s right ear and damaged his ear canal.
The lawsuit does not give the boy’s name or age, though Alvarado says the boy was “too young” to understand the risk posed by the tombstone.
Her lawsuit seek unspecified damages. City officials would not comment on the pending lawsuit.
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