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Students Return to School After 17 Injured in Stage Collapse

Steve Wagner

Westfield, Indiana is still reeling in shock from an accident that occurred last Thursday evening. During the performance of the spring musical at Westfield High School, the rollout stage that covers the orchestra pit collapsed, and the performing students fell about eight feet.

We know that 17 of the students who fell were injured, and initially one was reported as critical. Officials have since said that the injuries were thankfully all minor, but 16 out of the 17 injured students did need hospital treatment, and many ended up with overnight stays.

Westfield High School’s doors opened back up this morning for classes to resume, and staff and teachers say they hope this will aid the recovery of the emotional shock most students are feeling, and give them the support of each other to rely on.

This accident reminds us all too much of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in 2011. That accident killed seven people and injured dozens of others. Attorney Jason Reese represented victims of that case. Ironically, Jason’s daughter is active in theatre and has performed on the Westfield High School stage several times.

If your child has been injured in an accident and you have questions, call us today for a free consultation at (888) 204-8440. We can assist you with everything from investigating the potential claim, finding the best medical care for your child, and managing the financial difficulty that often accompanies an accident.

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