The father of a five-year-old boy who died after he fell from an outdoor treadmill in Colorado has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the manufacturer of the machine, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.
Michael S. Dabakis, 45, was among the first people to learn of the boy’s death last month after his family visited the hospital.
The boy’s mother and his father filed a lawsuit Thursday against Peloton.
Dabakis was driving a rental vehicle that was parked near the park when he lost control of the vehicle, striking the boy, according to the lawsuit filed in Colorado Superior Court in Colorado Springs.
The suit alleges that Peloton’s outdoor treadmill equipment, which is designed to be able to handle speeds of up to 50 mph, failed to properly set the child’s weight and that it caused the accident.
The lawsuit also claims that Pelotons failure to provide the boy with a seat belt led to his death.
A Peloton representative declined to comment.