Riders in 2001 Superman accident sue Six Flags, Six Flags sues Intamin

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:49 PM | Contributed by Jeff

In August 2001, two trains on Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England collided after one train was not fully stopped by the brake run at the end of the ride. At least two lawsuits -- one personal injury, and one by Six Flags against the ride manufacturer Intamin -- have resulted.

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:56 AM
Batwing Fan SFA: "It is kind of odd to see SF sue Intamin 3 years after the accident though & I suppose we'll see them file suit against Vekoma by 06 as a result of the malfunction on Two face last year that left 28 riders stranded 140 ft in the air for over two hours."

SF won't be sueing Vekoma due to the Two Face incident. Everybody knows that ride didn't screw up from a mechanical malfunction. Everybody knows that the ghost of Elinor Hall cursed that ride. It is afterall right next to her gravesite. ;-)

Seriously though, while that may sound stupid, it would be funny to hear that used in the case.

Vekmoma lawyer: "Your honor, my clients ride is perfectly safe. The ghost that haunts that park stopped the ride because it wouldn't let her have her eternal sleep. I rest my case.

Judge: "I award this case to Vekoma. Six Flags America is ordered to hire a ghostbuster to prevent a further incident. Case dismissed.

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Sunday, October 17, 2004 3:13 AM
Hurricane Holder: I'm very curious about Elenor Hall, I've heard a little bit, seen the house, what do you know. Or mabye a good website?
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 8:22 AM
Yeah go to www.marylandghosts.com It's somewhere on there.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:13 AM
In other news, Intamin sues a crazy midget dressed as a clown.
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Friday, March 25, 2005 11:38 AM
Some people have said that the break system on Top Thrill Dragster may not be safe...but from personal experience I find it very safe.

After waiting 3 hours to get on the ride, we finally load, but for some reason it wouldn't launch because there was some difficulty...so after unloading the ride they tested the ride a few times and the train kept falling down backwards...even with employees on the ride. None of these employees were hurt in anyway, because those who have seen the ride have seen the trail of breaks chasing the train. Look at my picture under my profile of TTD, observe that on the tracks there are rectangular pieces sticking up, those are the break system that catches the train.

Safety Procedure:

1. Ride won't launch unless hydrolic system is correct (same on Kingda Ka)

2. Trail of Breaks Chasing after the coaster

3. Breaks continue for quite a long time, so if the train falls down, they can catch the train without harming people or another car..

As another person on the forums said, something like, was it Intamin or the employees running the ride?? Think about it..Intamin creates their rides with the utmost safety involved. and who here feels that some of the employees at SF are too young, immature and rude??

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