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Six Flags Over Texas Denies Liability in Fatal July Accident

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Nick Naughton4 years ago

According to the Star-Telegram, Six Flags is denying liability in the fatal accident that took place in July when a woman fell to her death after falling out of the Texas Giant roller coaster.

About the Six Flags Over Texas Lawsuit

In July, Rosa Esparza, 52, fell to her death while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas when her safety restraint failed. Her family is seeking monetary relief by filing a lawsuit for over $1 million in which Six Flags has denied liability as they say they’ve complied with all inspections and maintenance procedures recommended by the German company that designed and built the ride.

Description of the Texas Giant Accident

  • Witnesses say they heard Esparza was concerned about her safety restraint not being locked, but was assured by staff that she was fine.
  • Six Flags closed the ride for a month after investigations found that “no mechanical failure was involved in the accident.”
  • The Texas Giant is the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world, which stands 14 stories high with a 79-degree first drop, in which Esparza was violently thrown from her coaster car when the “T-bar” failed.
  • Texas is one of 21 states without an agency to investigate amusement park accidents and deaths.
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