Coroner concludes Goliath safe for public

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2001 6:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The coroner says that the death of Pearl Santos, who suffered an aneurysm and died while riding Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain, was not the result of any malfunction of the ride. The aneurysm she had was a pre-existing condition that "can fatally rupture due to a number of common stresses, including arguments, physical exertion or the experience of excitement or fear." The ride is currently open to the public.

Get the whole story from The LA Times.

Related parks

Saturday, June 16, 2001 6:25 AM
I would think the coroner could have concluded this sooner by acknowledging that millions of riders have left the ride alive, but what do I know.

-------------
Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 6:28 AM
It just puts the saying " chill out, don't have a coranary" In one more use.

-------------
Gosh people can't you take a joke. Just laugh and get on with life.
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 6:43 AM
Well DUH!!!!! This much has been obvious from the time it happened. I've been on Goliath and it is easy to understand how it could exxagerate an existing condition, given the g-forces on the ride, but for someoneto think that it caused the death................thats nonsense
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 6:50 AM
Read that Markey!
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 7:11 AM
The interesting thing is that both the LA Times and the Orange County Register reported on this story. Have a look at the Register's version:

http://www.ocregister.com/local/sixflags00616cci4.shtml

Same story, same details, but a whole different attitude...!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 7:52 AM
This is a comforting report for this summer that has started off on a slightly rough start

-------------
God Bless Coasters!!
http://www.jccn.org/religion/grace/Default.htm

Working to make "Hoosierland Park" a reality

Backflip Page
http://www.backflip.com/members/mossstorm
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 10:02 AM
Hey Markey, did you HEAR THAT?? Goliath didn't cause the women's death.

I LAUGH AT YOU!!!!!

-------------
Congratulations Ray Bourque!!

Colorado Avalanche: 2001 Stanley Cup Champions!
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 10:14 AM
I'm so glad Goliath wasn't the cause of the woman's death even though i knew it wasn't cause by the ride. I'm goin to Magic Mountain in three weeks for my very first trip there and i was praying that Goliath would be open and safe!!! I can't wait to ride!
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 12:08 PM
Ok, nobody yell at me, but I have a stupid question. Is goliath wood or steel?

-------------
Rollercoasters are the secret of life!

http://www.woodencoaster.com
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 12:12 PM
I think the final helix turn of Goliath maybe to intense of a turn, what do you think?
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 12:22 PM
Goliath is steel.
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 5:56 PM
Maybe the helix at the end of the ride caused the woman's death because I have hear the helix is pretty darn full of G-Force.

-------------
Congratulations Ray Bourque!!

Colorado Avalanche: 2001 Stanley Cup Champions! *** This post was edited by StealthmF5m3 on 6/16/2001. ***
+0
Saturday, June 16, 2001 9:18 PM
Yes, but as we've pointed out several times, those G's pull blood to your lower body, not your head. Since we aren't doctors, but the coroner is, I'll take his or her word for it that it was caused by the "stress" and "excitement" of the ride.

-------------
Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
+0
Sunday, June 17, 2001 6:32 AM
Does SFMM still plan to file a law suit against the coroner for defamation?


-------------
Jes
Webmaster, Jes's Roller Coasters
http://www.jesms.cjb.net
+0
Sunday, June 17, 2001 7:40 AM
To win, they would have to prove that what they said was false, they knew it was false and the park suffered damages. That's a pretty tall order and I don't think their lawyers could do it.

-------------
Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
+0
Sunday, June 17, 2001 7:53 AM
I am leaving for Cali in 3 days and i am wondering what, "Goliath is CURRENTLY open" means. It really better be when i am there.

-------------
Neil, "Boy Genius, Hope of Mankind"
http://kmlaser81.tripod.com/RockinCoasterSite/
+0
Sunday, June 17, 2001 4:09 PM
Yah i remember that when had a trip to california and when i was there i heard on the radio that a women died on that ride. When i was in the park goliath was closed and i was very up set and to top that all off deza'vu was closed too!!!!!!!!
+0
Sunday, June 17, 2001 9:09 PM
Goliath is open that all that matters
+0
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:52 AM
People who have no life always say how dangerous coasters are.
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...