Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 9:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington has confirmed an adult woman died while riding the Texas Giant Friday night. While news of the death quickly spread across Twitter, few details were confirmed as of 8 p.m.
If I don't get my RDA of sarcasm, the next day I wake up groggy and grumpy.
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Thanks RCMAC. I did read the article, but mistyped. Thanks for for the unneeded sarcastic reply though ;-)
Oh, don't mention it. Glad to help.
I mean, it wasn't a heinous mistype, but more like a very mis-leading mistype, so I'm glad you were able to correct it. Now we all know what you meant.
And don't worry, everyone's done it. Why, wasn't it me who just the other day accidentally said something awful about white people?
P.S. There ya go, Mr. Gator. Hope you feel better soon.
It would appear that NTG is slated to reopen.
This confuses me, just a little bit.
The lawsuit also says that inspections following the ride showed the Texas Giant's security systems were experiencing intermittent failures and that the company continued to build more dangerous roller coasters despite past accidents.
The first part maybe refers to surveillance that was not working so they couldn't see exactly what happened? I'm also scratching my head at the second point.
I take it that "security systems" means the failures of the lap bar's limit switch which gives the "confusing' green go/no-go light causing ride operators to become complacent.Last edited by Rihard, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:13 PM
"...was in the third row of the Texas Giant on July 19 and as the cart began the first steep descent, she was ejected from her seat and fell approximately 75 feet"
"...desperately tried to hang on as the roller-coaster car twisted and turned, she was unable to resist the over-powering forces of the roller-coaster ride"
Reading these lines had me scratching my head. The first steep descent is only 75 ft? Then the 2nd line contradicts the first IMO. It is obvious that eye-witnesses have no clue what they are talking about! :)
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