Six Flags over Texas says it was not at fault for the Texas Giant incident

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Back in July, a woman was thrown from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas, killing her instantly.  Since the incident, the family has filed a lawsuit against Six Flags seeking more than $1 million in damages.  Six Flags has issued a reply to the lawsuit stating:

“Six Flags believes it met all of the manufacturer’s maintenance and operational instructions, applicable to ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials International) standards and all the requirements of Texas law as evidenced by the fact that the new Texas Giant roller coaster had received a certificate of inspection indicating same from an independent inspector just a few months before the incident involving Mrs. Esparza,” the filing said.

Since the incident, Six Flags has made changes to the restraint system on the Texas Giant and the ride has since re-opened.

Read more over at the Star Telegram




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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83