Family Sues Over Fatal Fall From Roller Coaster at Six Flags Over Texas

 Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Six Flags Over Texas said it was reopening the ride from which a park-goer fell to her death, and the woman’s family says it is suing the Arlington amusement park. Rosa Esparza died July 19 when she fell from the Texas Giant. Esparza’s family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the amusement park company on Tuesday, the same day that Six Flags Over Texas announced that the roller coaster would reopen this weekend. The ride will have new seat belts and redesigned restraint bar pads. Six Flags said its investigation into the July incident found no mechanical failure on the ride. The company said in a statement that people with "unique body shapes or sizes" may not fit into the ride seat. It will now offer a roller coaster seat on the ride line for riders to judge for themselves in advance if they fit.