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(Chicago Trib)   Texas police confirm the woman who fell to her death on a roller coaster was killed by falling from a roller coaster   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 183
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2013-07-21 03:16:47 PM
Phew. That's good. I was afraid the CPR might have stopped her heart.
/sarcasm
 
2013-07-21 03:37:33 PM
"We are committed to determining the cause of this tragic accident and will utilize every resource throughout this process," Parker said.

Fuknhell, people like this are why there are food and oil shortages.
 
2013-07-21 03:50:06 PM
In another article, it says that she raised concerns that she wasn't properly secured in her seat and was "brushed off" by a ride attendant.
 
2013-07-21 03:52:02 PM

LordOfThePings: "We are committed to determining the cause of this tragic accident and will utilize every resource throughout this process," Parker said.

Fuknhell, people like this are why there are food and oil shortages.


They just want to ride the coaster without waiting in line.
 
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2013-07-21 04:04:23 PM

Popcorn Johnny: In another article, it says that she raised concerns that she wasn't properly secured in her seat and was "brushed off" by a ride attendant.


Well, remind me not not to fark with the attendant who brushes people who complain completely off of the coaster.
 
2013-07-21 04:17:15 PM
The fall from a speeding roller coaster killed her?  Wow, that's good to know, I was thinking it was bees.  Or Aliens.  Or Pirates.
 
2013-07-21 04:25:51 PM
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2013-07-21 04:31:43 PM
I thought it was her cholesterol.

Seriously, though, all her weight was high on her body and her legs were comparatively small. Her size kept the restraint from coming all the way down and she could slip out once the ride was going.

/just my .02
 
2013-07-21 04:36:15 PM
And that's why I refuse to go on roller coasters. Not a fan of those heights and that narrow of a track.
 
2013-07-21 04:41:24 PM
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jlt
2013-07-21 04:43:04 PM
I HATE when that happens.

/seriously though...this does suck for her family.
//had a boyfriend who was kicked off a rollercoaster for being to fat for the chest restraints to lock.
 
2013-07-21 04:46:41 PM
Gravity sucks. Film at eleven.
 
2013-07-21 04:56:04 PM

edmo: [i42.tinypic.com image 297x360]


Showed up looking for a Police Chief Wiggums reference. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-21 05:04:57 PM
Me and the family were there on tuesday,  big thunderstorm shut down all the rides, the Giant reopened, but got shut down again when we were in line, So my wife and two oldest went on the big ass coaster(Texas Titan, 4.5Gs).

By that time I was tired of squishing my tall and slightly fat ass into coasters, so I declined,

Wish we could have ridden the Giant, would make a better story.
 
2013-07-21 06:07:02 PM
I was positive they were going to reveal an EMT truck ran her over and killed her.
 
2013-07-21 06:09:35 PM
So she was too fat to ride?

That's the first thought I had when my wife told me about this story.

I didn't SAY it, though. I didn't want to continue to confirm how insensitive I am.
 
2013-07-21 06:10:23 PM

Badmoodman: I was positive they were going to reveal an EMT truck ran her over and killed her.


No, this roller coaster wasn't at SFO.
 
2013-07-21 06:10:25 PM
Damn, that sucks. Did her heart stop too?
 
2013-07-21 06:12:23 PM
May I point out that the article doesn't say what subby says it does? The police are confirming that the incident happened and the investigation is about what caused the accident, not the death.
 
2013-07-21 06:13:46 PM
But did they have to break so much furniture?
 
2013-07-21 06:13:48 PM

remus: The fall from a speeding roller coaster killed her?  Wow, that's good to know, I was thinking it was bees.  Or Aliens.  Or Pirates.


Actually, it was probably the ground that did it.
 
2013-07-21 06:13:49 PM
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2013-07-21 06:13:57 PM
Wait until the folks at CSI get involved and find that puncture mark on her neck, soon to discover that was actually....

MURDER.
 
2013-07-21 06:14:04 PM
Weird..dying from a fall. I always figured it was the stop at the end that would cause death.  I guess if your heart failed while you were in the air...
 
2013-07-21 06:14:28 PM
So..She didn't fall into a bunch of bullets then..
 
2013-07-21 06:15:01 PM
It wasn't the fall that killed her, but the sudden stop at the end.
 
2013-07-21 06:16:10 PM

texdent: And that's why I refuse to go on roller coasters. Not a fan of those heights and that narrow of a track.


And where's it get you anyway?
 
2013-07-21 06:16:26 PM
No crim min al it tee, says the cops.
 
2013-07-21 06:17:39 PM

DrDude: May I point out that the article doesn't say what subby says it does? The police are confirming that the incident happened and the investigation is about what caused the accident, not the death.



Not surprising. Subbies rarely RTFA.
 
2013-07-21 06:19:21 PM
When I was a teenager, I was on the wooden coaster Thunder Road at a park in North Carolina called Carowinds. I was in the last car with my girlfriend and the lap bar flipped up. It had a chain from the center of the bar to the floor of the car which kept it from completely flying up vertical. We held on to that chain for dear life and made it back to the station ok, but the attendents there didn't seem to give much of a sh*t at first. It eventually got through to them, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and they finally grounded that train.
 
2013-07-21 06:20:24 PM

Popcorn Johnny: In another article, it says that she raised concerns that she wasn't properly secured in her seat and was "brushed off" by a ride attendant.


I heard a statistic that there were only 4 such similar deaths each year in the US.
Proof of the success of the Free Market?

/Texas
 
2013-07-21 06:22:44 PM
It wasn't the fall, it was the marching band and the steamroller.
 
2013-07-21 06:25:07 PM

Nuclear Monk: remus: The fall from a speeding roller coaster killed her?  Wow, that's good to know, I was thinking it was bees.  Or Aliens.  Or Pirates.

Actually, it was probably the ground that did it.


The sudden stop.  It's always that sudden stop.  The flying part is grand.
 
2013-07-21 06:28:22 PM

remus: Nuclear Monk: remus: The fall from a speeding roller coaster killed her?  Wow, that's good to know, I was thinking it was bees.  Or Aliens.  Or Pirates.

Actually, it was probably the ground that did it.

The sudden stop.  It's always that sudden stop.  The flying part is grand.


If only something could have distracted her just before impact.
 
2013-07-21 06:28:44 PM
I ain't afraid of no rolley coaster...
 
2013-07-21 06:29:07 PM

Popcorn Johnny: In another article, it says that she raised concerns that she wasn't properly secured in her seat and was "brushed off" by a ride attendant.


This
 
2013-07-21 06:30:39 PM
I rode a Zipper in high school where the safety bar came unlatched. Had to wrap my ankles around metal bars under the seat, brace my hands to tge top when we flipped so my head didn't get bashed in, and pray the door didn't swing open. Sheer hell, and I was too much in shock afterward to do anything.

Since then I'll ride at Cedar Point and that's about f--king it. They've had accidents but afaik nothing fatal directly related to a ride, and more importantly even the summer teen staff seems to have err on side of safety drilled in their heads.
 
2013-07-21 06:32:36 PM
I knew it!
 
2013-07-21 06:33:43 PM
To be fair, gravity is just a theory.
 
2013-07-21 06:33:58 PM
I'll wait for the technical report.
 
2013-07-21 06:35:15 PM

DubtodaIll: To be fair, gravity is just a theory.


Gravity is more than just a good idea, it's the LAW!
 
2013-07-21 06:35:46 PM

DubtodaIll: To be fair, gravity is just a theory.


In Texas, gravity doesn't apply.
Just fart gas.
 
2013-07-21 06:35:51 PM

legion_of_doo: So she was too fat to ride?

That's the first thought I had when my wife told me about this story.

I didn't SAY it, though. I didn't want to continue to confirm how insensitive I am.


Insensitivity, from the ride operators, might have saved her life though.
 
2013-07-21 06:36:56 PM
I think she fell to her death OFF the roller coaster. But that's just me.
 
2013-07-21 06:37:49 PM
Is everyone just assuming she was fat or is there some evidence to back that up?
 
2013-07-21 06:39:36 PM
Journalists are reporting that the family is devastated, but in some respects it wasn't as bad as it could have been because she at least died doing what she loved.
 
2013-07-21 06:42:39 PM

MrHappyRotter: Journalists are reporting that the family is devastated, but in some respects it wasn't as bad as it could have been because she at least died doing what she loved.


She loved hitting the ground really hard?
 
2013-07-21 06:42:44 PM
Maybe SpiderQueenDemon can visit this thread and share more Ride Op stories.  I was thoroughly entertained with the last thread (minus the grisly SFOT death, of course).
 
2013-07-21 06:43:49 PM

elbandito: Is everyone just assuming she was fat or is there some evidence to back that up?


She was from Texas. Aren't all women from Texas fat?
 
2013-07-21 06:43:53 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: DubtodaIll: To be fair, gravity is just a theory.

In Texas, gravity doesn't apply.
Just fart gas.


Isn't the Johnson Space Center in Texas
 
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