A wrongful death lawsuit filed after a pedestrian’s death points to the blind spots of a Ride the Duck boat as the accident’s cause, according to NBC DFW. Beaumont resident, Elizabeth Karnicki, was killed in Philadelphia in May after colliding with the tourist attraction, a Ride the Duck boat. The lawsuit claims the driver’s seat on the ride creates major blind spots, and prevented the five foot tall Karnicki from being able to see the amount of traffic, that ultimately caused Karnicki’s death. The lawsuit also alleges the city is partially at fault because no pedestrian countdown clock appears at the crosswalk. While some witnesses have claimed Karnicki appeared distracted at the time of her death, her family’s lawsuit points to this being fifth death stemming from duck boat accidents, and therefore allege the attraction is too dangerous.
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