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Boy Trapped on Disneyland Ride in '00 is Dead

Boy Trapped on Disneyland's Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin Ride in '00 Dies
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13-year-old Brandon Zucker was found dead yesterday at home in Anaheim. In 2000, the then-4-year-old made headlines when he was pinned beneath the Roger Rabbit ride at Disneyland. As a result of the accident, he "suffered a torn liver, spleen and diaphragm, a collapsed left lung and a fractured pelvis," according to the LA Times. Zucker's accident left him brain damaged and he was in "a medically induced coma," says the Press-Telegram. Reports of the incident say the boy was trapped beneath his car and dragged for 5 minutes before the ride stopped and employees responded, prompting Disneyland to revise their emergency policy later that year. His family sued Disneyland and settled in 2002. Zucker spent most of his childhood in various care facilities. "An autopsy this morning failed to determine the cause of death, which is pending further tests."

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