Teen killed in Batman low zone at Six Flags Over Georgia
Posted Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:16 AM | Contributed by ridemcoaster
A teenager Saturday was struck and killed by a roller coaster at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park outside Atlanta, authorities said. The 17-year-old park visitor was decapitated after scaling two fences -- one of which was six feet tall -- around the Batman roller coaster, park spokeswoman Hela Sheth said in a statement.
Even if it was trying to get a hat then tough luck on that. Get another one. The two young adults broke the rules and one of them paid the ultimate price for that mistake. They should have enough intelligence to know that don't cross two fences while there is warning signs there.
I don't either, 'moosh. Quote? Here's the full story I see:
Mon Jun 30, 9:09 AM ET
A popular ride at a Georgia amusement park is reopening after a South Carolina teenager was decapitated by the roller coaster.
Police say 17-year-old Asia LeeShawn Ferguson IV of Columbia, S.C., died when he was hit by the Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday. The teen had climbed over two fences to enter a restricted area.
The park closed the ride over the weekend out of respect for the family.
Police are still investigating why Ferguson was in the restricted area. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said an autopsy will be conducted Monday.
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*** This post was edited by Brian Noble 6/30/2008 1:17:18 PM ***
El Gato, the warning signs should have been enough for anyone. It doesn't take someone of high intelligence knows that climbing over fences with warning signs is very stupid. I pity the people that had to pick up his body and head not the idiot himself.
Mamoosh, use your brain. If you see warning signs then it shouldn't take you long to know that you aren't supposed to be in that area. Could it be that this 17 year wasn't that smart enough to know not to jump two fences and get in a area that he wasn't supposed to be in. I doubt that. No one has to tell them that they wasn't in an area they wasn't supposed to be in if they had warning signs. Anyone with enough intelligence would know not to go under a rollercoaster while it was running. I don't pity this idiot at all. It just proves that darwin's theory was correct in that mature will provide a way for those who wish to commit suicide.
True on that. IS a hat worth your life? Heck no. Still the ride is down until the investigation is over. Now the family is trying to sue Six Flags due to the lose of this idiot. I hope that Six flags wins this one and forces the idiotic parents to pay for court and attorney fees.
It is upsetting; as a new parent, I have a new realization of how much one can worry and fantasize about all the dangers, etc that exist in this world that can cause potentional harm to a little (or not so little) one. To go out of this world in this fashion is just so mind-boggling idiotic..what can one say?
Ohio, this kid was 17 and should have known better than jumping two fences. I don't feel sorry for him at all or his parents who sees this death as a way of making some fast cash. *** This post was edited by Majorcut 7/1/2008 8:59:36 AM ***
Jeff, what I posted is true. The kid was stupid to jump two fences clearly marked as authorized personnel only and it happened to be around a rollercoaster. That tell you what kind of intelligence this kid had being 17. The parents see this as a way to put blame on an amusement park for the actions of thier idiot son.