A 12-year-old New York City boy was crushed to death after being trapped in an electronic roll up gate. What happened? Was he playing in the parking lot gate or not? This shocking and disturbing news story does not offer many details as of yet.
For now, it has been divulged that Yakim McDaniels, age 12, was playing near a gate near his home in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. At first, the 12-year-old boy's hand was trapped in the gate as it started to rise.
Was the NYC boy being curious so he made the gate rise himself? Or did a worker make the gate rise? Undoubtedly, more details will follow.
At this time, it is clear that when the boy was discovered at 4:30 pm on Sunday, he was dangling from the waist, but his upper body and head was trapped within the gate. The gate was cut open, and the New York City boy was quickly brought to the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.
Henrietta Alston stated, "The little boy just was hanging down from the waist, up to the neck and was wrapped up in that. And they had to try and cut the gate down to get him out." Can you imagine witnessing the crushing of this 12-year-old boy? It must have been traumatic to even watch!
Yakim McDaniels' mother was immediately notified of the tragic event. His mother, Doris Chase, admitted that she passed out when she "was told what happened." Oh, the horrible distress Chase must suffered to learn about her precious boy being crushed by a gate.
Chase made this statement: "Somebody came and got me and told me my son was on the gate. By the time, I got out here, he was already stuck on the gate." It would have been best for this mama to have not witnessed her son crushed on the gate. Don't you think?
After being taken to the hospital the 12-year-old NYC boy was pronounced dead from severe head trauma.
Can you see a serious lawsuit coming out of the tragic death of Yakim McDaniels? After all, it's America and people are sue-happy! She may even have legitimate reasons to sue after her child was crushed by this parking gate.