Friday, June 22, 2007

File Under "Theme Park Accidents"

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.


Radish King said...

I'll bet it happened at Disneyland and Disneyland paid Six Flags millios of dollars to take the hit.

Anonymous said...

A cable snapped & slung around & took off her feet. :( So like now when people ask what happened to her feet she has to reply "Superman Tower of Power."

Every year (the week before Labor Day) carnies would set up a carnival at the Catholic Church up the street. They'd eat 3 meals a day in my dad's drive-in.

I liked them, they were nice. Didn't mind waiting on them but even as a kid I was like hmmm those are the folks that maintain the rides eh?