Lawsuit filed in deaths of girl, toddler at Petco Park


The household of a girl who died alongside together with her 2-year-old son in a fall from a third-floor concourse at Petco Park final 12 months is suing the Padres and the town of San Diego for alleged negligence.

The wrongful demise lawsuit filed Dec. 7 in San Diego Superior Courtroom by Raquel Wilkins’ mother and father, Darleen Clough and Donald Wilkins, alleges tables and benches on the ballpark have been positioned too near a dangerously low railing.

Wilkins, 40, and her son Denzel died shortly earlier than 4 p.m. Sept. 25, 2021, after going over the railing from the third stage of the ballpark — the equal of six tales excessive — to the road under.

The lawsuit alleges that the town and the workforce ought to have foreseen the danger posed by situating the tables and benches so near the railing, and that the tables and benches ought to have been affixed to the concourse so they may not be moved.

The grievance additionally states that on-site safety and personnel have been negligent for “failing to guard decedents from the harmful desk and railing configuration and for failing to adequately keep correct surveillance, supervision and monitoring of the premises.”

Witnesses instructed information crews that Wilkins climbed on a picnic desk on the concourse moments earlier than the deadly fall.

In January, San Diego police introduced the deaths had been dominated a murder-suicide.

“Detectives performed an intensive and complete investigation that included dozens of interviews, reviewing of obtainable video footage and amassing background data to find out what led to the deaths,” San Diego police Lt. Andra Brown mentioned on the time.



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