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Settlement Reached After Death at Six Flags

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Bonnie Harp3 years ago

The Associated Press (AP) reports that the family of a Dallas resident who died after falling off of a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas has agreed to a settlement with the amusement park and the ride’s manufacturer, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides.

Description of the Six Flags Roller Coast Accident

In July 2013, Rosy Esparza fell 75 feet to her death when riding the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags in Arlington, Texas.

Esparza was on the ride with her daughter when she appeared skeptical of her safety bar at the start of the ride. Witnesses reported that she expressed concern to a Six Flags employee who assured Esparza that she was secure.

No foul play was suspected in the incident and investigators continued with an internal investigation.

The Texas Giant was closed temporarily following the accident. The park reopened the ride the coming September. 

Details of the Six Flags Roller Coaster Accident Settlement

  • Six Flags, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides and the Esparza family released a joint statement declaring that a settlement has been reached concerning the death of Rosy Esparza.
  • The declared terms of the settlement have not been released to the public.
  • Esparza attorneys reported that the family is appreciative of the deal made with Six Flags and Gerstlauer.
  • Six Flags and Gerstlauer also reported being satisfied with the settlement.


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