Family Sues Over Daughter’s Fatal Go-Kart Accident

Family Sues Over Daughter's Fatal Go-Kart Accident  The family of a 9-year-old girl who was killed in a go-kart accident in Grand Junction, Colorado, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the track and several people who they claim are responsible for the girl's death.

Taybor Duncan was driving her kart down the track at about 50 miles per hour, according to the suit, when she crashed into a maintenance truck driven by a track employee, according to the Aurora Sentinel. Taybor allegedly could not see the truck as it was obscured by hay bales – by the time it was visible, it was too late for the girl to brake, the suit states.

Defendants listed in the suit include International Kart Federation, the Colorado Junior Karting Club and its board of directors Twenty Niners, LLC, the track, the track's manager and the driver of the maintenance vehicle.

"Defendants knew or should have known … that no vehicle, including a maintenance/recovery vehicle, should ever be on the race track at the same time kart racers were racing on the track," the personal injury lawsuit reads.

According to the Grand Junction Sentinel, plaintiffs Jason and Tracy Duncan claim their daughter's death was a "felonious killing" as defined by state law. This reportedly means that the monetary damages awarded by a jury could potentially be unlimited.