Man alleges metal rod was hidden in foam pit at trampoline park

A man is suing the Altitude Trampoline Park in Glen Carbon after he allegedly injured himself by jumping onto a metal rod that was hidden in the foam pit.

Plaintiff Stephen Schranck filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Aim High Glen Carbon, LLC, and Vertical, LLC doing business as Altitude Trampoline Park, citing negligence.

According to the lawsuit, Schranck was a patron at the Altitude Trampoline Park on May 1, 2022. The lawsuit states that the trampoline park features a foam pit, which is advertised as a pit of foam pieces over a trampoline floor. Schranck claims he jumped into the foam put and landed on a hard metal rod that was hidden beneath the foam pieces and injured himself.

According to Bard, the defendants negligently allowed a hard object to be introduced into the foam pit and failed to inspect the foam pit for hazards prior to allowing patrons to utilize the foam pit.

Schranck claims he suffered severe injuries to his back, which have caused him to experience pain and suffering. He alleges his injuries will impact his ability enjoy a normal life. He adds that he has incurred medical expenses and will continue to require the services of medical staff to recover.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and any other relief the court deems proper.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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