Brayden Cooper-Douglas, then 12-years-old, died while riding the Hoosier Hurricane, a roller coaster at Indiana Beach. Shaeley Cooper and Matthew Douglas, Brayden's parents, filed suit against Apex Parks Groups, which owns Indiana Beach, and claimed Indiana Beach had a duty "to use ordinary care and diligence to keep and maintain said premises in a condition reasonably safe for its intended uses and free from all defects and conditions which would render the premises dangerous and unsafe." The lawsuit goes on to claim that "negligence of the defendant was the proximate cause of the fatal injuries."
On June 27, 2019, a 12-year old boy died while riding a roller coaster called the "Hoosier Hurricane" in Indiana Beach, Indiana. The young boy was attended to by medical personnel on the ride but died later that afternoon. The actual cause of death is still unknown as the young boy's autopsy revealed "no trauma, injury, congenital abnormalities, or toxins." The White County Sherriff, Bill Brooks, stated that young boy's medical history is unremarkable, and the only illness or injury of any significance was a recent upper respiratory infection. However, others who have ridden the same roller coaster reported having been shocked when getting off the ride, giving authorities a lead as to a possible cause of death. The parents of the young boy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Rollercoasters are a great experience. However, incidents can happen at any time. Two different incidents occurred in Texas in April.