Death of toddler at Staples Center ruled an accident by L.A. coroner
The death of a child who fell from a Staples Center luxury box after the Lakers' game Sunday night has been ruled an accident.
According to the L.A. County coroner, an autopsy of 2-year-old Lucas Anthony Tang showed multiple traumatic injuries but no evidence of foul play.
The child, who would have turned 3 in January, had been posing with his parents and 11-year-old sister in front of a glass partition at the front of the luxury box. As the family was looked at the photos, he climbed the barrier and fell 30 feet, landing on a row of empty seats. He was taken to an LA hospital and died Monday morning.
The juvenile division of the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating, a routine procedure. The barrier was found to be in compliance with building codes, according to David Lara, a spokesman for the L.A. Department of Building and Safety.
| November 24, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
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