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2013-07-20 12:12:13 AM  
www.rideaccidents.com

www.themarysue.com
 
2013-07-20 12:12:24 AM  
Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.
 
2013-07-20 12:14:42 AM  

Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.


Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.
 
2013-07-20 12:15:02 AM  
The last time I rode the Texas Giant I almost lost the fillings out of my teeth. I think a chiropractor should set up an office at the exit to offer back adjustments.
 
2013-07-20 12:15:25 AM  
the victim expressed concern to a park employee that her harness only clicked once when it was lowered into place, unlike the multiple clicks heard when others were strapped in.

"He was basically nonchalant," Brown said. "He was, like, 'As long as you heard it click, you're fine. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe. But they let her still get on the ride."

They're not gonna have Jack Lemmon running a roller coaster.
 
2013-07-20 12:15:25 AM  

Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.


Everything's bigger in Texas.
 
2013-07-20 12:15:27 AM  
about time this got greenlit. I'm fascinated by this stuff. I want more info and now I have to go bike to the liquor store. Rats.
 
2013-07-20 12:16:16 AM  
and i'm really shocked that 16 year old minimum wage workers might not be the best people to trust with my life?
 
2013-07-20 12:17:41 AM  

Confabulat: about time this got greenlit. I'm fascinated by this stuff. I want more info and now I have to go bike to the liquor store. Rats.


Don't forget the shotgun and the mask.
 
2013-07-20 12:18:59 AM  

UsikFark: the victim expressed concern to a park employee that her harness only clicked once when it was lowered into place, unlike the multiple clicks heard when others were strapped in.

"He was basically nonchalant," Brown said. "He was, like, 'As long as you heard it click, you're fine. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe. But they let her still get on the ride."

They're not gonna have Jack Lemmon running a roller coaster.


Too bad about her kid being on the ride next to her when she fell off.  On the bright side, he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags!
 
2013-07-20 12:19:42 AM  
Wonder if her name was Looseil?
 
2013-07-20 12:20:27 AM  

Confabulat: and i'm really shocked that 16 year old minimum wage workers might not be the best people to trust with my life?


Exactly what I was thinking
 
2013-07-20 12:20:28 AM  
media.star-telegram.com
 
2013-07-20 12:20:53 AM  
This just in: fat people die young.
 
2013-07-20 12:21:15 AM  
"Brown said the victim's young son was riding with his mother."
www.thehouseworkcanwait.com
 
2013-07-20 12:21:46 AM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: UsikFark: the victim expressed concern to a park employee that her harness only clicked once when it was lowered into place, unlike the multiple clicks heard when others were strapped in.

"He was basically nonchalant," Brown said. "He was, like, 'As long as you heard it click, you're fine. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe. But they let her still get on the ride."

They're not gonna have Jack Lemmon running a roller coaster.

Too bad about her kid being on the ride next to her when she fell off.  On the bright side, he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags!




Six Flags just emerged from bankruptcy...not a lot of cash in that company.
 
2013-07-20 12:21:46 AM  
Arlington residents gather to pay their final respects
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2013-07-20 12:22:43 AM  
You must be this wide to get on this ride...
 
2013-07-20 12:23:20 AM  

HempHead: Six Flags just emerged from bankruptcy...not a lot of cash in that company.


...which is why he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags.
 
2013-07-20 12:25:04 AM  
According to the comments with the article, this one doesn't click. It's hydraulic.
I've not been on it, so I don't know.
Also, it says the kid was in front of her, so at least he didn't see it happen.
 
2013-07-20 12:27:13 AM  
Rick Perry has some creative scare tactics.
 
2013-07-20 12:28:19 AM  
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2013-07-20 12:28:38 AM  

jaytkay: Arlington residents gather to pay their final respects
[media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com image 550x343]


Ha, I could not remember why in the hell I knew what Arlington, Texas is. Rusty Shackleford is on the case!
 
2013-07-20 12:28:38 AM  

gweilo8888: HempHead: Six Flags just emerged from bankruptcy...not a lot of cash in that company.

...which is why he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags.


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2013-07-20 12:30:40 AM  
I rode this coaster on opening day.  I hated it then but the old man insisted it would be a historic event.  In other news, no one ever
gave a shat and I think that damn ride gave me a concussion from how much it shook and bounced.  When I rode it, the restraints were
the 'click' kind, I have no idea since they remodeled it.  I kind of quit riding coasters after working at one. Safety comes like 9th or 10th
on those things.  Cracked out carnies running them too.  No thanks.
 
2013-07-20 12:30:48 AM  
A very rough ride when it had wood rails. They went steel but nothing else. I rode it ONCE. On wood back in the day.  Never again.
 
2013-07-20 12:30:48 AM  

BDubPress: Rick Perry has some creative scare tactics.


You don't think New York did this, do you?
 
2013-07-20 12:31:08 AM  
lampoon.rwinters.com
 
HBK
2013-07-20 12:31:15 AM  

fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.


CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.

He said that when extremely obese people get into car crashes, their bodies are most likely to be flung from the wreck. To which I replied- "but they're heavier, you'd think their weight, plus the fact that the seatbelt has to be tighter against them and even have more surface area- I'd think they'd be harder to fling from a wrecked vehicle." I'm not a scientist, physicist, or engineer.

He explained to me that when there's a wreck (or I surmise in the case of six flags, a sharp turn or change in g-forces, or whatever), fat people's bodies go all - for lack of a better term, jello-ey. The effect is that they more easily slip from restraints. because they slip through them, I guess like that Senator from the first X-Men movie.

So I'd imagine that one click + obese = flinging bodies from roller coasters. But again, I'm no scientist. And America's so fat, you'd figure that if my hypothesis was correct they'd have to close down Mall of America.
 
2013-07-20 12:31:26 AM  
It's weird to me that someone invented the roller coaster. And they must have been around a long time because Buddy Holly sang about it. So race mixing didn't make sense, but crazy fast twisty fall nowhere ride did.
 
2013-07-20 12:31:53 AM  

BDubPress: Rick Perry has some creative scare tactics.


Stupid.
 
2013-07-20 12:31:55 AM  

Confabulat: and i'm really shocked that 16 year old minimum wage workers might not be the best people to trust with my life?


And I'm not shocked you have no clue how these things work.  That 16 year old is just another part of the operational aspect of the ride.  And they are interchangeable.  If something fails its not their fault - its the fault of the people who designed the operations around that ride.  If you ever noticed at Disney or Universal parks there is never one single person who gives the go ahead - there are multiple.
 
2013-07-20 12:33:13 AM  

gweilo8888: HempHead: Six Flags just emerged from bankruptcy...not a lot of cash in that company.

...which is why he'll soon be the owner of a Six Flags.


Yeah that girl that head her legs ripped the fark off pretty much broke them, this will be the last nail in the coffin.
 
2013-07-20 12:33:48 AM  

Earpj: According to the comments with the article, this one doesn't click. It's hydraulic.
I've not been on it, so I don't know.
Also, it says the kid was in front of her, so at least he didn't see it happen.


If the ride is any good, he should of looped around her at least once. Poor kid got screwed twice that day.
 
2013-07-20 12:34:04 AM  
Do they not have a seat belt backup on that ride?
 
2013-07-20 12:36:26 AM  

HempHead: The last time I rode the Texas Giant I almost lost the fillings out of my teeth. I think a chiropractor should set up an office at the exit to offer back adjustments.


This, one rough biatch.  I rode it because my party shamed me into it. I hate coasters. I hate airplanes for the same reason. My life is suspect and in the hands of others who are either making 8 bucks an hour or alot more and haven't slept in the last 36 hours. I'll take the bus, you can have your zero G nonsense.
 
2013-07-20 12:37:10 AM  
Another death that could have been avoided with a generous usage of duct tape....
 
2013-07-20 12:37:24 AM  

Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.


My thought as well.  I'm a one-clicker on some rides, myself.  But one click should be fine.  Locked is locked.  Even if you're five clicks deep, if the mechanism breaks, it's broke.  It's not like there are 5 independent locking mechanisms, each stronger than the one before.
 
2013-07-20 12:38:42 AM  

HBK: fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.

CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.


You met Tyler Durden!?
 
2013-07-20 12:39:22 AM  
Fat Morbidly obese people: Wrecking other peoples fun. Breaking stuff they use. Then biatching about it because 'Murica!!.

/Have you ever had to respond to some screaming fat f*ck who biatches that the Carney won't let them ride because fat is dangerous to the ride and other people?
//Please screaming fat f*cks. Get help for your mental condition.
Lulz
 
2013-07-20 12:39:57 AM  

Heard one "Squaaaaack!". Wasn't okay.


cdn.wl.uproxx.com

 
2013-07-20 12:40:17 AM  
The comments in the actual article are terrible. You can't blame the stupid kid for this, he didn't design the coaster and is not responsible for maintenance.
 
2013-07-20 12:40:20 AM  
You have to be 18 to operate the ride
All rides are inspected daily before the park opens and the public rides them
Maintenance does an inspection and then the ride operators do an inspection.


/getting a kick out of these comments
 
2013-07-20 12:42:25 AM  

Shyla: HBK: fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.

CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.

You met Tyler Durden!?


Is Mr. Durden forming an army?
 
2013-07-20 12:47:38 AM  

Earpj: According to the comments with the article, this one doesn't click. It's hydraulic.
I've not been on it, so I don't know.
Also, it says the kid was in front of her, so at least he didn't see it happen.


correct.
i've ridden this ride.
i'm overweight, but nowhere near morbidly obese. i was very comfortable, and felt i was in no danger what-so-ever. my 12 year old daughter even wanted to ride a 2nd time, so we did.
it's one of the best roller coaster rides i've ever experienced!
i'm truly saddened for the woman's family.

Seige101: You have to be 18 to operate the ride
All rides are inspected daily before the park opens and the public rides them
Maintenance does an inspection and then the ride operators do an inspection.


/getting a kick out of these comments


my daughter (who had never been to a theme park like that) was fascinated when i told her about how people walk the entire length of the track every day
 
HBK
2013-07-20 12:47:57 AM  

Shyla: HBK: fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.

CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.

You met Tyler Durden!?


I have no idea what you're talking about, sir.
 
2013-07-20 12:50:15 AM  

gingerjet: Confabulat: and i'm really shocked that 16 year old minimum wage workers might not be the best people to trust with my life?

And I'm not shocked you have no clue how these things work.  That 16 year old is just another part of the operational aspect of the ride.  And they are interchangeable.  If something fails its not their fault - its the fault of the people who designed the operations around that ride.  If you ever noticed at Disney or Universal parks there is never one single person who gives the go ahead - there are multiple.


Yeah, multiple 16 year olds working for minimum wage bored and half-assed. I've spent a little time in theme parks.
 
2013-07-20 12:55:17 AM  

HBK: Shyla: HBK: fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Only clicked once? I'm gonna guess obese passenger.

Yeah, I was gonna guess "fat", too. But either way, they let her ride anyway. You can bet that's going to be a lawsuit.

CSB time:

I was drinking in an airport bar when I chatted up a guy who was a "seatbelt expert." His job was to evaluate seatbelts post-crash and offer expert testimony for lawsuits alleging products liability following car crashes. He had all sorts of engineering degrees and whatnot.

You met Tyler Durden!?

I have no idea what you're talking about, sir.


You said you'd say that. Hold him down!
 
2013-07-20 12:56:03 AM  

skinink: Heard one "Squaaaaack!". Wasn't okay.
[cdn.wl.uproxx.com image 650x475]


Fun coaster, never had a bird hit me in the face on it.. :D
 
2013-07-20 12:56:13 AM  
God that's freaking terrifying.
 
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