Recent reports of the tragic death of Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, have broken the hearts of parents across the nation and heightened their awareness of child vulnerability to injury around treadmills. According to Fox News, 4-year-old Exodus Tyson was pronounced dead around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday after being taken off life support following the incident. Her brother, age 7, reportedly found her with her neck wrapped in a cord from the treadmill, and her mother removed the cable from her neck and called 911 while trying to revive the young child. Although responders performed CPR took young Exodus to St. Joe's Hospital near her family's home in Phoenix, she died from serious injuries after being listed in critical condition. According to the report, Mike Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident but flew home as soon as he heard of the tragedy. Our thoughts are with the Tyson family as they mourn this tragic loss, and we express our deepest sympathies to them at this most difficult time.
While news of the horrible tragedy has warned parents of the danger of children playing around or using treadmills, it has not necessarily made parents aware of the frequency of child injuries from treadmill accidents. According to the Consumer Product Safety Comission (CPSC), children are injured on treadmills more than any other exercise equipment. In the years 2006 and 2007, nearly 5,500 children under the age of 5 received emergency room treatment for injuries sustained in treadmill accidents.
If your child has been injured in a treadmill accident or similar incident, contact the Keane Law Firm for free answers to any questions you may have. Child injury lawyer Chris Keane represents children in accident and injury cases, and he will compassionately and professionally consult with you for free regarding your unique situation. 1-888-592-KIDS (1-888-592-5437).