On Friday, July 19, 2013, a woman died while on the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas. The accident occurred moments after 6:30 PM in Arlington, Texas. The women fell to her death falling out of the roller coaster seat that was 14 stories above ground. According to witnesses, the woman’s restrained released allowing her to tumble out.
A witness reported that the woman expressed concern to a park employee that her seat was not secured correctly. The park employee responded nonchalantly and said, “If you heard a click, you’re fine.” The woman clearly did not feel safe, but they still let her on the ride reassuring her that it was safe.
When the ride made a sudden turn, the woman fell out of the ride. The lady tumbled out of the ride and many witnesses heard her screaming and saw her fall out. While the death appears to be an accident, investigations are now taking place to determine the cause of the accident.
The Texas Giant reaches 14 stories high and has a drop of 79 degrees. It can carry up to 24 passengers. The ride first opened in 1990, but was redesigned in 2010 to have steel-hybrid rails. The ride won the Golden Ticket award for best new ride of 2011 by Amusement Today magazine.
Amusement Park Injuries and Fatalities
Unfortunately, this is not the only fatality that the Amusement park had. In 1999, a woman drowned after a boat on the Roaring Rapids ride overturned. Ten other passengers were injured in the accident. In addition, another amusement park accident occurred on the same day in Ohio. A roller coaster accident rolled backward and flipped over in water due to a malfunction. In total, seven people were injured.
Personal Injury Attorney
Every year, numerous people are injured at theme parks and fairs. If you were recently injured on an amusement park ride, you should consult with a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today.