Woman Dies While Riding 'Texas Giant' Roller Coaster At Six Flag

Posted by BloopZone on Jul. 20, 2013

A woman riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas died Friday, and witnesses say she fell from a ride that is billed as the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world. The accident happened just after 6-30 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster but did not specify how she was killed. However, witnesses told local media outlets that the woman fell. She goes up like this. Then when it drops to come down, that's when it (the safety bar) released and she just tumbled, said Carmen Brown of Arlington. Brown said she was waiting in line to get on the ride when the accident happened. Six Flags expressed sadness over the death and said it was temporarily closing the section of the park around the accident site. It didn't say how long the area would be closed. A message left for Parker by The Associated Press was not returned. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and fr

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