A family could be on the hook for more than $170,000 after their child accidentally knocked over a valuable sculpture that was on display at a US community centre.
This story has people talking. Statue falls on a 5 year old. Now a city in Kansas wants mom to pay for damages, saying it could be considered negligent. What do you think? #wftvpic.twitter.com/lTLriW0gBx
— Daralene Jones (@DJonesWFTV) June 16, 2018
Surveillance video showed the five-year-old hugging the mosaic sculpture at a community centre in Overland Park, Kansas, before it fell on him and tumbled to the floor.
The accident happened last month, but the family received a letter from an insurance company this week seeking damages for the artwork, which was reportedly valued at $US132,000 ($177,000).
“It’s clear accidents happen and this was an accident,” the boy’s mother, Sarah Goodman, told the Kansas City Star.
“I don’t want to diminish the value of their art. But I can’t pay for that.”