Mother sues Michigan and Detroit over Giant slide
A mother is suing the city of Detroit, Michigan for the well known Giant slide that sits on belle Isle.
Last year the 40- foot-long steel slide once beloved park attraction was reopened after years of reconstruction last August. But do to complications the slide was shut down the next day after viral video clips of several riders were shown flying in mid-air and slamming down on the end of this 40-foot-long steel slide! The slide had gotten so much media attention it was mentioned on the “jimmy Kimmel Live Show”.
The slide even caught the eye of Detroit rapper Gmac Cash, and he wrote a song about the “Giant Slide”,
“It’s like jumping off a roof,” he sang. “Man, you can lose a tooth.”
This past Monday, a lawsuit was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of Detroit mom Francetta Watson and her two children against the city of Detroit, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Karis Floyd, the park and recreation manager of the park. Claiming both her children were indeed injured while riding the $1 Giant Slide.
Watson’s attorney, Raquel Munoz,
says she took both her children to be examined at the Detroit Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital the following day and both children were diagnosed with concussions.
Watson is suing the state and the city for at least $25,000, according to sources .
Since 2013 the State of Michigan has operated Belle Isle as a state park, the slide is not privately owned and is managed by the state DNR under a long-term lease agreement with the city of Detroit.
The DNR made repairs and tested the Giant slide before reopening even though they took came down the slide fast no one warned Watson’s children of the dangerous slide.