Woman killed while riding Texas Giant

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Investigators will try to determine Saturday if a woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride, dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world, after not being properly secured by staff, as some witnesses accounts contend.

The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster but did not specify how she was killed. Witnesses told local media outlets the woman fell.

“She goes up like this. Then when it drops to come down, that’s when it (the safety bar) released and she just tumbled,” Carmen Brown of Arlington told The Dallas Morning News. Brown said she was waiting in line to get on the ride when the accident happened.
 

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The news headline is misleading. She wasn't riding the coaster anymore; that's why she died. The nerve of that bitch to get out and ruin everyone else's fun.
 

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Obama needs to decree a switch be put by each seat on all rides so if anyone feels any panic at any time, they can shut the whole ride down.
 

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Woman killed in Arlington riding the Texas Giant?

My cock has not been in Arlington since the Bears beat the shit out of the Cowboys last year.


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Makes me feel better since I'm going to Cedar Point tomorrow
 

Chino Kapone

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At least she died doing what she loved....
 

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Police have ruled out foul play as local media identified the woman who fell to her death while riding a 14-story roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas.
The Dallas Morning News and local TV station WFAA said the family of the woman who died has identified her as Rosy Esparza of Dallas. Relatives told the Dallas Morning News the accident occurred on her first visit to Six Flags Over Texas.
Arlington Police Sgt. Christopher Cook told the Associated Press there appears to have been no foul play in Friday's death.
The Star Telegram in Fort Worth reported the coaster will remain closed until the end of the in-house investigation.
Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster — the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world — but did not specify how she was killed. However, witnesses told local media outlets that the woman fell.
John Putman told the Star-Telegram that he was in line awaiting his turn on the ride when the car from which the woman fell returned to the ground. Putman said a man and woman got out.
"They were screaming, 'My mom! My mom! Let us out, we need to go get her!' " Putman said.
Carmen Brown of Arlington was waiting in line as the victim was being secured in for the ride. She told The Dallas Morning News 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?'"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/21/six-flags-roller-coaster-death/2572461/
 

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if only all the seats would malfunction like that at the Six Flags near me when all the "urban youth" get bussed in to cut in line, yell, make noise and generally piss everyone else off.
 

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He was basically nonchalant,” Brown said. ... ‘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.
Good rule of thumb: when your scale display hits a quarter ton, make sure you insist on that second click.

 

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The Dallas Morning News and local TV station WFAA said the family of the woman who died has identified her as Rosy Esparza of Dallas. Relatives told the Dallas Morning News the accident occurred on her first visit to Six Flags Over Texas.
And last
 

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Shes prolly the 9000th fatty to ride tge thing and the guy got tired of kicking it into place so lardass doesnt have to feel the shame of being told shes to fat in front of a line of people
 

mills

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I never heard of this Big Tex so I looked up his history.



Hahaha good. Big dumb asshole.
 

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I've had a recurring dream where I'm on a roller coaster, specifically the great bear at HP, I get to the top of the incline and fall out of the chair. Fucking horrifying.
 

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So did she tumble back through the rest of the cars and just inconvenience everyone on the way down?