Iron Rattler Re-Opened With Seat Belts
CBS has released that Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio has reopened its ride, the Iron Rattler, after installing seatbelts to the cars. The ride was closed last month after a woman fell to her death riding a similar attraction, the Iron Giant, in Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.
About the Roller Coaster Death at Six Flags Over Texas
- The Iron Giant in Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington remains closed after a Dallas resident, Rosy Esparza, 52, was thrown for the ride.
- The woman had expressed concern in regards to her safety to an attendant before the ride began believing her lab bar was not properly secured.
- Six Flags is conducting an internal investigation as there is no government entity that investigates amusement park accidents in Texas.
Other Amusement Park Injury Statistics
- A San Antonio Express News investigation reports that Texas ride owners told state officials that there were more than 1,800 people injured in accidents that occurred on or near amusement park property between 2000 and 2008.
- Injuries reported include:
- Over 120 broken bones.
- At least 60 incidents in which people chipped or lost teeth.
- Four reports of people suffering amputations.
- The same article cited an Associated Press report that at least 14 injuries were reported at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington from April 2008 to April 2013.
Contact an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
Because of careless property owners, many people will suffer catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. The nature of many injuries which occur on dangerous property can be more than painful- they can be permanent.
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