Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 12:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff
The parents of 21-year-old Lindsay Zeno filed a civil suit Tuesday against Dixie Landin' theme park in Baton Rouge. Zeno fell to her death July 11 while riding on the Xtreme roller coaster at the theme park with friends and family. Zeno's parents, George and Karen, claim the park failed to properly inspect and maintain the roller coaster, adding that Dixie Landin' failed to secure the locking mechanism necessary to hold Lindsay Zeno in her seat.
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Not unexpected given the circumstances. This one definitely sounds like some mechanical failure of some sort though, especially given the reports are delayed a bit.
The picture in the story shows she is a large person.
There has been a lot of flack thrown at Universals new forbidden journey ride for requiring 3 clicks on the harness
to let you ride.If she did not get secured in (no click) the ride op should have caught that during check.If it broke the detent
(one click) then it maybe a maintenance issue but I would be surprised at that .I would think during train refurbish the latches are x-rayed and/or otherwise inspected or replaced.
I am not blaming her for being big but it maybe a contributing cause of this accident.I have ridden coasters before that the ride op had to push the restraints to get them to latch.
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