Woman Dies after Falling from Six Flags Roller Coaster

On Behalf of | Sep 7, 2013 | Personal Injury

In a tragic accident that was reported by Fox News, a woman died as a result of her injuries after she fell from a roller coaster that she was riding at the Six Flags Over Texas, located in Arlington. The spokesperson for the park did confirm reports of a death but would not confirm how the woman died. Witnesses state that they saw the woman being strapped into the ride and that the restrained seemed to snap into place just as it should have. Another witness said that the woman asked a park employee to check her harness before the ride took off. The witness heard the harness click once when the others clicked at least three times. This particular roller coaster is known as being the tallest hybrid roller coaster in the world. Witnesses said that as the roller came down on its first drop, that is when the woman tumbled from her seat. Firemen had to use a ladder truck to access the platform where the victim’s body landed. Witnesses state that the medical staff employed by the park as well as local area paramedics responded to the incident immediately. There was no delay in attention to the situation. However, there has not yet been an official finding that it was indeed the harness that malfunctioned in this incident. If you have been hurt in a public place because of the negligence of the staff or the malfunction of equipment, you may be able to sue for damages. It will be up to your Texas accident attorney to prove that someone was negligent in some manner to cause a loss of life or injury such as in the above tragic story.