Monday, January 19, 2009

Sebastian Hizey Dies From Monster Truck Incident So Does Promoter George Eisenhart Jr.







All little boys are afraid of monsters. As they grow, fear of monsters gives way to love of cars and monster trucks. The bonding between father and son can be priceless. A father and son outing at the local monster truck exhibition can last a life time. Unfortunately for Sebastian Hizey, the lifetime was simply too short. A while back, Legal Pub reported on a fatal monster truck accident. LINK. Unfortunately, another monster truck accident has cost a life in Tacoma, Washington. Apparently, a piece of the drive train from an over sized truck tore loose and fatally struck a 6-year-old boy in the head. Sebastian Hizey, was watching the show when he was struck by a Frisbee-sized chunk of metal which separated from a monster truck doing doughnuts during the Monster Jam show in the Tacoma Dome. A Tragic Accident

Investigators were trying to figure out why. "You go out for a night of fun, and you lose your son," Jessie Hizey told the press. The piece of metal apparently weighed 7 to 12 pounds. Police gathered loose parts of the drive train to further the investigation. Bill Easterling, senior operations director for Feld Motor Sports of Aurora, Ill., provided additional information to The Associated Press. "I've never seen the loop or the drive shaft parts come off like this," said Easterling. Unfortunately, now you have, so what are you going to do to prevent such future tragedies?

UPDATE 1-26-09: George Eisenhart Jr., a 41 year old Wisconsin monster truck show promoter who spoke Friday about the safety record at his shows, died today after he was run over in a monster truck accident Saturday night at an event he organized. It was the second death at a monster truck show in nine days.

The accident occcurred on , Jan. 24, 2009, at the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum in Madison, Wis. Eisenhart Jr. was the president of Image Promotions, which puts on the Monster Truck Nationals. 


Update 10-7-13:  This weekend, tragedy struck again.  In Chihuahua, Mexico, a monster truck lost control and went into a crowd of spectators killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others. Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua prosecutors' office, said the driver lost control of the truck after leaping over the cars it was crushing. Video provided to The Associated Press shows the truck making an initial pass over two cars, then making a second pass which ended nose-first and bouncing violently into the crowd.  The spectators were not protected by a wall or barrier.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a disaster. I heard it cut off part of his head.Some body has to pay for this...

Anonymous said...

sick!

Anonymous said...

Cut kid. Unfortunate accident. got to move on...

Anonymous said...

The show does not always have to go on...

katfish said...

Our county fair used to feature monster truck rides.....the last year they featured monster trucks was Aug. 2007....now I know why...I had missed that story.

Deepest sympathy for Sebastian Hizey's family, there is no redress for their loss.

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Anonymous said...

So sorry for this poor dad.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes bad things happen to nice people.

Anonymous said...

I am a mother of 2 boys and we LOVE monster jam. Reading the horrible accident makes me aware to purchase tickets further back. I do not think that we should blame anyone or stop the shows. Accidents do happen and these men that work on the trucks do the best they can. The last thing Monster Jam staff would want to do is hurt people. My heart goes out to the mother and family. But this was a freak accident. What people call "Wrong place at the wrong time". God bless the Hitzey Family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry don't bring back da boy!

Legal Pub said...

UPDATE 1-26-09: George Eisenhart Jr., a 41 year old Wisconsin monster truck show promoter who spoke Friday about the safety record at his shows, died today after he was run over in a monster truck accident Saturday night at an event he organized. It was the second death at a monster truck show in nine days.

The accident occcurred on , Jan. 24, 2009, at the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum in Madison, Wis. Eisenhart Jr. was the president of Image Promotions, which puts on the Monster Truck Nationals.

katfish said...

ok LP, does this send a message or what? Anon 1/25 10:27- I get the point of your comment but please, make those seats way way back.

Anonymous said...

It is time to insist on much stricter safety rules and inspections.

Anonymous said...

Better inspections and enforcement of rules may prevent such tragedies.

J.P. said...

What a real sweet boy. I hope some one raises money in his memory.

J.P.

Anonymous said...

Monster size law suit I think!

Anonymous said...

Monster Smash!

Anonymous said...

Monster Smash!

Anonymous said...

Monster Smash!

Anonymous said...

Recently a racing car tire flew into the stands and killed a fan. Safety needs to always be considered by promoters and fans.

Anonymous said...

Like Final Destination

Legal Pub said...

Here is a facebook site dedicated to Sebastian Hizey's memory:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45842233723