Boy Dies 9 Years After Disneyland Ride Tragedy

Accident triggered investigation and new safety features
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 27, 2009 7:53 AM CST
Brandon Zucker 10 months after he was injured in an accident in a Disneyland ride in 2000.

(Newser) – A boy seriously injured in a Disneyland ride has died 9 years after the accident, reports the Los Angeles Times. Brandon Zucker suffered severe brain damage and never recovered after he was crushed in a Roger Rabbit ride as a 4-year-old. A state agency determined operators failed to fasten a restraining bar over Brandon and his mom, and ordered new safety features. It wasn't immediately clear why the boy died. His father found Brandon unresponsive at home.