10-year-old girl returns to station unconscious on Magic Mountain's Revolution, dies in hospital

Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:13 AM | Contributed by Kick The Sky

A 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness after exiting the Revolution ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain last week has died, coroner’s officials said Monday. Jasmine Martinez, of Somis, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a day after she was found unconscious

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:27 AM

The article conflicts with itself. It very clearly states at the beginning that she lost consciousness after exiting, but then goes on to say that SFMM stated she returned to the station unconscious.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:27 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Didn't a similar thing happen on Goliath MM a few years ago where a woman had an aneurism that burst on the ride?


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:27 PM

Ahyup. I also recall someone expiring on Xcellerator at Knotts from an undiagnosed aneurism a few years back as well. It's tragic, and unfortunate but it does happen.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:28 PM
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It is sad to see someone die on a coaster. Expecially this year were there has been like 5 accidents already.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:27 PM

I've never seen anyone die on a coaster, but if I did it would be like sad.

Anyway, it's awful anytime something like this happens, and especially this time since it was someone so young. I suppose if there's a ticking time bomb like an aneurysm waiting to happen a coaster ride might likely cause it to occur, but is it typical of someone who's only ten? I may be wrong, but I associate that with someone who's arteries have been around much longer than that.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:06 PM
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There are different types of aneurysms, with different mechanisms of formation. A berry aneurysm is generally a congenital abnormality originating off of a cerebral artery - you are born with it. There are many potential causes of sudden death in a young seemingly healthy individual. This is just as likely to have been caused by a congenital cardiac process she never knew she had.

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