A toddler was visiting Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco with his family when he was killed by a falling statue. The two year-old little boy died after a large metal statue of a dolphin fell on him. The statue was a six foot-tall metal dolphin that was located on a sidewalk in front of a business.
The child was playing nearby when the dolphin statue toppled over. San Francisco Police department spokesman, Gordon Shyy stated, “Almost immediately, the boy had some complications and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital.
San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman, Rachael Kagain revealed that the boy arrived at the hospital in critical condition and suffering from a traumatic injury. He died later that afternoon.
The port authority mandates a blue-line system on sidewalks that designates where the business can display their property. The mandate is for the public’s safety as well as to not impede the flow of traffic. Shyy stated that the business was ticketed by police after the little boy was hurt on Friday.
Shyy added, “Last summer, San Francisco was the host city for the America’s Cup and this specific business was warned about their dolphin being outside the blue line. This business was warned this was a problem and a violation of that code.”
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