Six Flags not busted in Texas for unreported ride accidents

Posted Monday, March 12, 2001 4:13 AM | Contributed by

As the lawsuits continue to stack up, Six Flags has allegedly failed to report accidents in Texas as required by law. However, the accident reporting required by the law is rarely enforced.

Read more from The Star-Telegram.

Monday, March 12, 2001 5:22 AM
The article leaves me in a state of confusion. On the one hand, I think some of the people injured need to 'wake up and smell the coffee'-- they quoted one fellow saying he thought Six Flags would never hurt him, well, accidents happen, even at Six Flags. On the other hand, the article seems to present Six Flags Inc as being a little too lax on reporting. Both sides are right, and wrong, I guess.

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Monday, March 12, 2001 6:24 AM
The topic of this thread is really confusing.
Monday, March 12, 2001 7:57 AM
FP the thread isn't confusing at all, just read the article.

I have to assume the coaster that injured people at SFGAdv. was Batman & Robin the Chiller because it opened in 98'. They say the ride was changed. Anyone know what changes were made? As for the article I feel for anyone who was injured, but in some cases it sounds like people were not following directions about keeping their heads firmly pressed against the headrest.
Monday, March 12, 2001 12:06 PM
It wasn't at SFGAdv it wasa boomerang but they said "The coaster car reached the top of its 125-foot track and snapped into its forward-then-backward motion" I don't know where IF got SFAdv but its wrong.
Oh I forgot Hahahaha!!!

Monday, March 12, 2001 1:40 PM
The article said that a coaster new in 1998 at SFGAdv caused over 100 injuries. That is clearly Batman and Robin. I don't know what changes were made, but currently the Batman side is one of the smoothest Premier launchedcoasters that I have ridden. The Robin side is the roughest ride of any coaster that I have ridden.
Monday, March 12, 2001 1:44 PM
I almost forgot. In my business (chemicals) failure to report accidents, etc. would result in severe fines and possibly a loss of the permits necessary to operate. While there could be some question about reporting accidnets that the park doesn't even hear about until much later, some of the incidents were apparently known at the time and not reported to the state.
Monday, March 12, 2001 1:45 PM
Duke, did you actually read the whole article before you started typing? The article specifically mentioned New Jersey amusement laws and Six Flags Great Adventure's 98' coaster installation.
Monday, March 12, 2001 4:58 PM
all of you! I am from Fort Worth, Tx and I work for the star-telegram. Read the article. The ride was the flashback(boomerang). but, there were reports of big problems with Mr. Freeze (equiv: batman & robin) when it was first built. some talk of dummies heads flying off! delayed opening of Mr. Freeze for months. I have ridden it many times and I agree with Intamim Fan, gotta keep your head against the headrest or you'll be sorry.
Monday, March 12, 2001 6:37 PM
for the chillers I think that they added ALOT of padding, New Restraints, and slowed accel a very little bit (i think they slowed the 0-60 by 2 tenths) but im not 100% sure......

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Thursday, March 15, 2001 8:21 AM
My head flew off on Mr Freeze.

The topic of this thread is confusing because it uses two negatives instead of being stated in a more succinct fashion such as:

"Six Flags Failed to Report Accidents in Texas"

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