Jun 21 - Girl loses legs on Six Flags:Kentucky Kingdom ride!!!

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 10 years ago '07        #1
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Jun 21 - Girl loses legs on Six Flags:Kentucky Kingdom ride!!!
 

 

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 Girl loses legs on Six Flags:Kentucky Kingdom ride!!!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A young girl was injured on a thrill ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

Louisville Metro Police Dispatch tells us that both of the girl’s feet were severed in this accident.

“I saw a lot of kids go up… I seen them going up then it came down and the cable came back around and hit a lot of people… They said the cable wrapped around somebody’s legs and ripped them off,” said one witness.

From The a.ssociated Press:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- One person was injured during a ride at a popular amusement park on Thursday, a park official 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.

The extent of the person’s injury was unknown, Goldberg said.

The ride takes passengers straight up 177 feet before a free-fall of 154 feet, reaching a speed of 54 mph.

It is unclear at what point during the ride the person was injured, Goldberg said. The person was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Louisville EMS said it could not comment on the extent of the person’s injuries due to privacy laws.

70 comments for "Jun 21 - Girl loses legs on Six Flags:Kentucky Kingdom ride!!!"

 10 years ago '05        #2
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damn...you go to have fun and get your legs ripped off
prayers are with the girl
 10 years ago '06        #3
Storchaveli 94 heat pts94
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 highryda said:
damn...you go to have fun and get your legs ripped off
prayers are with the girl
Co-sign. Hope Six Flags gets the sh*t sued out of them.
 10 years ago '07        #4
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yea, thats y i dont fu*k w/ roller coasters like that, i hope the girl can get her feet reattached and get proper compensation...
 10 years ago '04        #5
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i see that the newspaper kept to their standard of interviewing the dumbest fu*kin person at the scene...
 10 years ago '06        #6
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 uncfan888 said:
i see that the newspaper kept to their standard of interviewing the dumbest fu*kin person at the scene...
I love how they repeat their horrible grammer also. I seen it. I hope this girl gets her feet back and gets PAID!!!!!
 06-21-2007, 06:11 PM         #7
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Damn and I was goin to Six Flags wit my skoo too..

I'm glad i didn't go...but I hope the person does well and gets better
 06-21-2007, 06:13 PM         #8
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wheres the vid?
 06-21-2007, 06:22 PM         #9
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I was @ six flags last week. I went on every single ride cause I was forced to.

I thank god I'm in one piece, I Don't trust them roller coasters one bit.
 06-21-2007, 06:24 PM         #10
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My prayers are with the girl and her family.
 10 years ago '05        #11
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damn, we were just talkin about kentucky kingdom yesterday..


i don't fu*k with too many coasters anyway but that sucks for the girl. hope she royally fu*ks them in court.
 10 years ago '04        #12
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damn fu*ked up no amount of money can fix this hope she owns the six flags name

but damn i got plans to go six flags around my way soon haha
 06-21-2007, 06:54 PM         #13
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damn i used to luv that ride.......... never again
 06-21-2007, 06:56 PM         #14
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dude im stayin in louisville right now and i go there mostly every day but id didnt see that sh*t happen
 10 years ago '06        #15
RayG210 43 heat pts43
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It wasn't a roller coster..

It was one of them free fall rides..

I just don't understand how her legs got caught..

Cuz we have a similar ride here in our town.. I'm figuring that flag pole had something to do with it.. lol.. unless they had some loose a.ss wire flying around
 06-21-2007, 07:08 PM         #16
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 Sammyboi22 said:
I love how they repeat their horrible grammer also. I seen it. I hope this girl gets her feet back and gets PAID!!!!!
What's so bad about 'I seen it'. I understand it's incorrect, but i'm sure people who say that realise it's not 'proper' English.

I say 'seen' instead of 'saw' all the time. It's not like everyone who says the above is doing it because they're idiots, for the most part it's down to where you're brought up.

Also, it's 'grammar' with an 'a'. There's no 'e' in it.:rolleyes:
 10 years ago '07        #17
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damn....thats messed up....
 10 years ago '06        #18
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 irhabi007 said:
“I saw a lot of kids go up… I seen them going up.."
 10 years ago '07        #19
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 Storchaveli said:
Co-sign. Hope Six Flags gets the sh*t sued out of them.
yea thats a law suit for your as*
 10 years ago '07        #20
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[QUOTE=irhabi007;9861731]

I have updated this with new articles as they have been released...

A 13-year-old girl’s legs were severed above the ankle when a ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom malfunctioned late this afternoon, a park official said.

The accident on the Superman Tower of Power happened about 4:45 p.m., park spokeswoman Carolyn McLean said.

McLean said park EMTs were on the scene immediately.

The girl, whose name was not released, was being treated at University Hospital. Her condition and where she was from was not immediately available.

McLean said the ride was shut down and would remain closed until a full investigation was completed.

Another park spokeswoman, Wendy Goldberg, said it was unclear at what point during the ride the girl was injured.

The ride takes passengers straight up 177 feet before a free-fall of 154 feet, reaching a speed of 54 mph, according to the park’s Web site.

The rest of the park remained open.

The a.ssociated Press contributed to this story
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