If you mean his cerebral palsy, that had nothing to do with his ejection from the ride. I think the state's report made it pretty clear that he was ejected because the seat belt was too long. *** Edited 9/3/2004 2:03:34 AM UTC by Jeff***
Statement from Six Flags New England, regarding the lawsuit:
Sep. 2nd, 2004 -- The information reported in the news media today regarding a proposed Six Flags' settlement agreement with the Mordarsky family is simply inaccurate.
Six Flags came to an agreement in principle with Germaine and Daniel Mordarsky and with the estate of Stanley Modarsky that provided for immediate financial relief, ongoing financial support and donations to charities. The minimum guaranteed amount of this settlement was in excess of $500,000.
Six Flags has not reneged on this proposed settlement and, in fact, in response to additional demands by the attorneys for the Mordarsky family, substantially increased the offer.
We continue to extend our most sincere condolences to the Mordarsky family and are frankly dismayed by their current frustrations as portrayed by attorney Joseph Farrell.
For more than 40 years, our company has delivered billions of safe, fun theme park experiences for families around the world. The safety and enjoyment of those families is our top priority.
Actually BFSFA, that's not true. The folks at SFNE have it figured out. Out of the five rides we took, many of the times the train we were on was dispatched while the other train came back into the brakes. There was nothing slow about it, because the attendants were doing a very fast and accurate job of checking the restraints and belts.
''I'm angry," said Daniel Mordarsky by telephone from his home in Bloomfield, Conn. ''If they had made some reasonable offer we wouldn't be there in court. They're pretty much leaving us no choice."
Does this catch anybody else as kind of wrong? If I was in this situation, I don't think I would be saying that the only reason I was taking them to court was more money. I think that just kind of sounds sh*tty
Well ofcourse his Cerebral Palsy did not eject him from his seat. What I meant was he was required by state law to notify the ride operator of his condition. Whether or not it had anything to do with flying out of the ride or not. That's what the state investigation report says.
On what basis would he have been excluded? People with CP ride coasters all the time. I've seen nothing that suggests that his CP should have prevented him from riding.
The DPS report makes no effort to tie his failure to report his medical condition to his ejection, nor have I seen any credible effort to make such a connection, including by Six Flags itself (though if the litigation proceeds I expect SF's attorneys will at least make an effort to do so). Without such a connection, I frankly don't even see why the DPS included it in the report.
If it is true that SF was offered a settlement for half a million and they did not honor it, they are so stupid. Now they are going to court with a report that looks bad for them, a death in an accident that looks to be the second of its kind, and after just changing the restraints which can be seen as an admission there was something wrong.