Want to get fuming mad? Keep reading this and prepare to curse at your computer screen.
A forklift driver at the Plant City Farm & Flea Market ran over a toddler with a forklift two years ago.
Tragic, but not necessarily infuriating.
That forklift driver, Kevin Naftzger, and his supervisor allegedly told Elvira De Leon Guzman her son’s injuries were her fault, shoved the mother and then allegedly told other workers they would be banned from the flea market if they called 911.
Young Osvaldo Reyes suffered broken bones so bad they actually punctured his skin after being run over while sitting in an area where children reportedly routinely played.
Screaming yet? It’s pretty certain after that little boy was left with bones popping through his skin and all.
So now the mother is suing Naftzher, the Plant City Farm & Flea Market and a host of other involved parties for negligence and a variety of other complaints.
In the lawsuit, attorneys for Elvira De Leon Guzman argue the forklift driver was habitually “reckless” and was often yelled at by other workers for driving at an “alarming rate of speed” and failing to use a horn to warn pedestrians as he approached.
It’s not clear how much Guzman is suing the involved parties for – the lawsuit just seeks damages and any other compensation a judge sees fit – but if the allegations are true, here’s hoping it’s enough to put that young boy and the next three generations of his offspring through college.
Oh, and hopefully pay for therapy for his mother, who no doubt suffered an indescribable amount of fear and pain while watching her son endure such a horrific accident.