Girl's Legs Severed on Amusement Park Ride
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22) - A teenage girl's legs were severed above the ankle while on a thrill ride at a popular amusement park on Thursday, park officials said.
The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. on the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, said Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg.
It is unclear at what point during the ride the girl, 13, was injured, Goldberg said. The girl was taken to University Hospital. There was no immediate word on her condition.
This is from the website for the ride:
"Zoom through a 23-story plunge at speeds over 60 mph. . . .
Sit in ski-lift-style chairs that face outward -- your feet dangle in the air."
It might be the "your feet dangle in the air" part that got them in trouble. Ya think?
Rebecca: Yet another one for your series? This kind of stuff just freaks me out. Call me a chicken, but I will never get on one of these "amusement park" rides.