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Sam Hall 06-21-2007 09:00 PM

Girl defeeted by Six Flags ride
 
Girl's feet severed on ride at Six Flags in Kentucky
POSTED: 10:36 p.m. EDT, June 21, 2007

(CNN) -- A girl's feet were cut off Thursday when a free-fall thrill ride malfunctioned at the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park in Louisville, Kentucky, police said.

A cord wrapped around the 16-year-old's feet and severed them at her ankles while she was on the "Superman Tower of Power," a police dispatcher said. The girl was taken to a local hospital.

"That could have been all of us -- riding that ride," Whitney Sandfer, who witnessed the accident, told CNN affiliate WDRB/WMYO.

The incident took place shortly before 5 p.m. ET, according to Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg. The park remained open, but the ride in question was shut down and will remain so until the full investigation is complete, Goldberg said.

During the ride, passengers are lifted to 177 feet, suspended momentarily and then dropped, according to the park's Web site.

Passengers drop 154 feet at 54 mph, stopping "just 20 terrifying feet above the pavement," it adds.

"I seen the car go up. Then, like, the cable broke, I heard -- pwchh -- and I heard a lot of people screaming," Chris Stinnett, who was at a ride next to the Superman Tower of Power, told WDRB/WMYO.

"The cable went under the car -- and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people -- and I seen them bring their legs up," Stinnett said.

The ride was introduced in 1995.

Thig Lyfe 06-21-2007 09:03 PM

There's trouble afoot.

headsnap 06-21-2007 09:10 PM

Until recently the ride was called The Hellevator.

I have hit that ride over 50 times!!!



that truly sucks!!! :(

Ebolapox 06-21-2007 09:10 PM

hey now, aren't we here to talk about football?

Ebolapox 06-21-2007 09:10 PM

guess her favorite movie was footloose.

Sam Hall 06-21-2007 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H5N1
hey now, aren't we here to talk about football?

You must be newer than your post count indicates.

Ebolapox 06-21-2007 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Hall
You must be newer than your post count indicates.

FOOT...ball


as in.... her feet (both of what would be consider 'foot') were severed

....














ROFL

Ebolapox 06-21-2007 09:15 PM

guess it didn't just miss her by a.....foot.

unothadeal 06-21-2007 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Hall
You must be newer than your post count indicates.

No, no. He's TRYING, keyword, to use words with "foot" in them. a la Austin Powers.

Rain Man 06-21-2007 09:17 PM

I bet she gets a free lifetime pass out of the deal.

Too bad for her overall, though.

Thig Lyfe 06-21-2007 09:18 PM

Aw, c'mon, FAX! What was your joke?

Sam Hall 06-21-2007 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rain Man
I bet she gets a free lifetime pass out of the deal.

Too bad for her overall, though.

She'll be set for life after the lawsuit, but you're right.

unothadeal 06-21-2007 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicFan
Aw, c'mon, FAX! What was your joke?

It wasn't all that bad really. Something about not having to stand in line anymore. Yours was much more tastless. :p

Ebolapox 06-21-2007 09:20 PM

let's point our feet in the right direction now, shall we?

headsnap 06-21-2007 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicFan
Aw, c'mon, FAX! What was your joke?

what activity do you spend the majority of the time at a theme park doing?


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