Family sues after airport sign collapse killed boyJune 5, 2013 @ 8:32 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The family of a 10-year-old boy who died when a flight information sign fell on him and relatives at Birmingham's airport has filed a suit against contractors who designed it.
Luke Bresette, of Overland Park, Kan., was killed when the flight information sign toppled onto him and his family March 22. Two of Bresette's siblings and his mother were also injured. The family was returning from a Florida vacation.
AL.com reports ( http://bit.ly/19KetEZ) that the lawsuit accuses a group of nine contractors of negligence, and claims they caused Bresette's wrongful death and pain and suffering for the family. The suit doesn't name the airport authority as a defendant, and it's unclear how much the family is seeking in damages.
The airport had completed the first phase of a more than $200 million modernization effort weeks before the tragedy.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
The City of Seattle is creating priority parking for musicians
Flight of Her Life
Julie Spencer went from her father's funeral to the state championship in the same day
Nothing Can Beat It
Michael Bennett asks, 'Why would I ever want to leave?'
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.