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11/28/2013
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Was Six Flags at Fault for the Wrongful Death of Roller Coaster Victim?

What started as a fun day at Six Flags quickly turned to tragedy when a Dallas woman plummeted from a roller coaster and was killed.

Rosy Esparza fell 14-stories to her death after questioning her safety before the ride began. After mentioning that she didn’t feel properly secured in her seat, a Six Flags employee assured her that she was fine.

The roller coaster, called the Texas Giant, opened in 1990. The ride underwent a $10 million renovation two years ago.

The question remains whether Six Flag’s is negligent by not providing and maintaining proper restraints or if the safety equipment itself was defective. In either case, if Esparza’s family chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit, compensation could include funeral expenses, potential future earnings and even punitive damages.

What Does Wichita Think?

Do people take the risk of being injured when they decide to ride on roller coasters or is Six Flags negligent in not providing safe rides? Do you think Esparza’s family should sue for wrongful death? Let us know what you think in the comment box below!


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