Crocs, hotel sued over escalator injury

HONOLULU, HI (KHON) — Parents in Texas are suing a Waikiki hotel and the shoemaker Crocs after their son was injured in an escalator accident.

The family was staying at Hilton Hawaiian Village in 2014.

They were with their two-year-old son going down an escalator when they say their son’s foot got trapped.

The lawsuit describes the incident, alleging the boy’s “‘foot [becoming] entangled and sucked into … [an] escalator’ resulting in complete de-gloving injury to his left foot, broken and fractured bones and multiple surgical repairs.”

The family says Hilton workers tried dismantling it, but didn’t have the right tools.

After about an hour, the boy was freed, but the lawsuit says he now “suffers from ‘permanent and painful physical injuries…’”

Both Crocs and Hilton Hawaiian Village say they do not comment on pending lawsuits. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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