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    Default Accident at Six Flags Over Texas

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    Terrible. My heart goes out to the family.

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    How did she fall out?

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    Awful. I rode this thing back in the 90s when it was still a wooden construction from hell; I hated it.

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    This is just a very sad happening. I feel for the family.

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    My oldest daughter rode that last weekend.

    God bless those kids!

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    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro...er-coaster.ece

    She was extremely obese and they couldn't get the bar to lock but "one click" because her legs and torso were too gigantic.
    At the top of the first hump she tumbled forward out of her seat as the bar "one click" could not handle all of the weight.

    The ride attendants are usually just kids doing summer jobs so you should always use caution and if you are not of normal size and good health, you should know enough not to ride.

    Carmen Brown of Arlington was waiting in line as the victim was being secured in for the ride. She said she believed that the woman’s son was on the ride with her.

    Brown said the woman had expressed concern to a park employee that she was not secured correctly in her seat.

    “He was basically nonchalant,” Brown said. “He was, like, ‘As long as you heard it click, you’re fine.’ Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn’t feel safe. But they let her still get on the ride.”

    She said the victim fell out of the ride as it made a sudden maneuver.

    “The lady basically tumbled over,” she said. “We heard her screaming. We were, like, ‘Did she just fall?’”

    Investigators were interviewing witnesses on the ride, some of whom reported that the woman had been thrown from the roller coaster as it rounded a turn. Arlington police declined to comment on the accident.

    Hysterical passengers had to wait to disembark as the train stopped short of the platform.



    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    How did she fall out?

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    I had a scare when I was 16 on the Run away train in Six Flags NJ, the bar came loose as well, but I was skinny and held it down and was ok. But that was the last time I ever went on a Roller coaster!

    Six Flags should know better, they should not let obese people go on their rides. I hope they get sued for 100's of millions of dollars!
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    Yea it happened to me on the Star Ship at Astro World Houston scary
    It's was a U harness and I got my feet under the chair rail to hold me in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j0K9rCtvt0


    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I had a scare when I was 16 on the Run away train in Six Flags NJ, the bar came loose as well, but I was skinny and held it down and was ok. But that was the last time I ever went on a Roller coaster!

    Six Flags should know better, they should not let obese people go on their rides. I hope they get sued for 100's of millions of dollars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    Six Flags should know better, they should not let obese people go on their rides. I hope they get sued for 100's of millions of dollars!
    Then they would be sued for discrimination. Sort of a "damned if you do, and damned if you don't" situation.

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    Well it was time for her to get off then. They "let her ride". So would I if she wasn't saying she wanted to get off.

    Sad, quite sad.

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    Bingo

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Then they would be sued for discrimination. Sort of a "damned if you do, and damned if you don't" situation.

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    After the decapitation a few years back at the Atlanta Six Flags, you would have hoped they would have tightened-up their risk-management policies a bit. I am never taking my kids there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhed72 View Post
    After the decapitation a few years back at the Atlanta Six Flags, you would have hoped they would have tightened-up their risk-management policies a bit. I am never taking my kids there....
    Really?

    They see thousands of people a day. Maybe I'm a little lax about it, but amusement parks seem pretty safe to me. Definitely way safer than driving to them and back is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhed72 View Post
    After the decapitation a few years back at the Atlanta Six Flags, you would have hoped they would have tightened-up their risk-management policies a bit. I am never taking my kids there....
    Oh come on man....seriously ? Would you take them on a plane ? You know those things tend to fall out of the sky every so often.

    We aren't talking an epidemic failure here. Now carnival rides is another story. Just looking at those who set them up is enough to scare you straight back to the cotton candy line.

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