Father seeks $150K for son's injuries during birthday party at gymnastics center

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 28, 2013, 1:58pm

GALVESTON - Alleging his son was injured during a birthday celebration at a Kemah gymnastics center a few months ago, League City local Billy Oubre seeks at least $150,000 in restitution.

A lawsuit filed Oct. 25 in Galveston County District Court blames the Aug. 3 incident in question on Acrofit Gymnastics Houston Inc. and John David "Trey" Garr III, also of League City.

Garr's father hosted the event of which Oubre's son was an attendee, according to the suit.

The party comprised of "a bunch of 3-year-olds and other children that range in that age group," who were entertained by the facility's trampolines and moonwalks.

Recent court papers show that sometime during the celebration, Garr, 20, got onto a trampoline to jump with the children, stating he was immediately to stop as it was "dangerous."

He followed the staff's instructions only to go back on the trampoline - an instance which purportedly repeated itself - until he jumped near the younger Oubre and caused the trampoline fabric/material to come up on the child's leg "with such force that it broke (his) tibia," the suit says.

The boy was taken to an unspecified University of Texas Medical Branch facility.

Acrofit is faulted for failing to take any measures to ensure Garr did not use the trampoline at the same time as the children.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Jose Luis Orihuela of Orihuela & Associates PLLC in League City is representing the Oubres, and Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-1356

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