Archive for December, 2010
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UMA – A fourth-grader at a San Luis elementary school has been killed by a portable soccer goal that fell on him and another student.
The second boy was being treated for a non-life threatening head injury.
Authorities say the incident happened Thursday morning on the playground at Rio Colorado Elementary School. The names of the 10-year-old boys haven’t been released.
San Luis police Capt. Javier Nuno calls the incident a tragic accident. He didn’t say how the goal toppled.
Soccer goals have been identified as a hazard and numerous deaths have been reported when they topple over.
In May, an 8-year-old Phoenix boy died when a goal post he was climbing on at a local YMCA fell and crushed him.