11-Year-Old Boy’s Foot Crushed on Universal Studios’ E.T. Ride: LawsuitMore

What was supposed to be the “trip of a lifetime” turned into a nightmare for an 11-year-old boy when his foot was “crushed” while on a ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Tiago Perez and his family traveled from Brazil to celebrate his 11th birthday at the themepark, the family’s attorney Edmund Normand tells PEOPLE. Perez and a group of his young relatives had just reached end of the E.T. Adventure ride when tragedy struck on Jan. 31.

Normand says the ride was coming to a stop when Perez’s foot became wedged between the ride and the concrete platform. His left leg was broken, and his foot and toes were severely fractured, Normand says.

Universal did not

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