Some activities are reserved for the thrill-seekers among us. These activities carry a certain level of danger, but the danger can be exponentially increased by the negligent acts of a company or individual. While hang-gliding intimidates most of us, fans call it an almost spiritual experience. Hang-gliding accidents are an understood risk, but it is unacceptable for this risk to be elevated by negligent or wrongful acts. Even in the riskiest of activities, victims are not without recourse. If a Northern California hang-gliding participant in hurt or killed because of someone else’s negligence, our San Francisco recreational injury law firm is here to help.
Sunday’s Hang-Gliding Fatality in San Francisco Part of a Tragic Trend
On Sunday afternoon, a hang-gliding accident in San Francisco claimed the life of a 69-year-old man. Fox40 reports that the accident occurred in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The glider appears to have crashed into a cliff just 30 feet below the Fort Funston launch pad. An early statement from the National Park service suggests the crash may have been caused by a mechanical failure.