Six Flags Roller Coaster Death prompts Investigation. Amusement Park Injury Lawyer discusses Ride Safety.
An unidentified woman fell to her death on the Texas Giant roller coaster ride, which soars 14 stories high at Six Flags Amusement Park in Arlington, Texas, while her young son sat in the seat in front of her. The Texas Giant roller coaster is billed as the tallest steel hybrid coaster in the world.
Witnesses say the woman expressed concerns to the Six Flags worker loading the passengers, as she entered the ride. Her concern was that her safety bar had not properly engaged. Authorities are working to determine if it was a malfunction of the safety restraint.
Witnesses describe bystanders as shocked and frightened. One witness, Joshua Paul Fleak, tweeted minutes later, “Literally just witnessed someone fly off the Texas Giant two seats in front of me. In another tweet, same witness added, “Restraint came undone, coaster turned and she was gone.”
In another amusement park accident on Friday night, at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, 7 were injured on the Shoot the Rapids boat ride. The boat rolled backwards and flipped over in the water, trapping and injuring the passengers. Officials are investigating the cause of the incident.
Although Amusement Parks are generally safe, the rides can be inherently dangerous if safety measures fail. If you have been injured at an Amusement Park, contact John Fox, Amusement Park Injury Lawyer to discuss your injury case.