One minute, the sweet, bubbly toddler girl was playing in a garden in an open air mall with her older sister and nanny. Seconds later, she darted into the roadway, presumably to go play in a fountain outside a hotel across the street from the garden.
Tragically, a 25-year-old driver struck the little girl, resulting in fatal injuries.
Now, her parents, in Washington state, are taking action against the shopping center. They allege the garden, which was designed for play by preschool age children, violated a number of safety guidelines intended to protect small children where such designated play areas are located near streets and when there is no fence or gate to fully close it in. Continue reading →