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Six Flags sued for death of patron who fell from roller coaster

For many families living in Atlanta, a trip to an amusement park is part of their yearly summer tradition. It is, after all, a quintessential family outing. Many people don’t think twice about their safety while enjoying the rides and attractions, but a recent accident at a well-known amusement park may make people a little more guarded about putting their trust in the owners and operators of the park.

The accident occurred at Six Flags Over Texas back in July. A 52-year-old woman was visiting the park with her family and decided to ride the 14-story roller coaster known as the Texas Giant. She sat in the seat behind her daughter and son-in-law. At some point in the ride, the daughter heard her mother screaming for help and turned around to see what the matter was. She likely was not prepared for what she saw. Her mother’s feet were in the air as she held on with all she had. When the daughter turned around to alert her husband of what was happening, her mother evidently fell 75 feet to the ground, killing her.

The family has filed a premises liability lawsuit in which they blame the park for malfunctioning parts, including the lap bar that they said did not work properly to secure their loved one in the seat.

This family deserves some answers about what happened. Hopefully they will be able to find them with this lawsuit and be properly compensated for the death of their loved one.

Source: Good Morning America, “Family Sues Six Flags After Woman’s Fall From 14-Story High Roller Coaster,” Ryan Owens, Sep 12, 2013

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