Woman falls to death while riding Texas Giant at Six Flags
A woman died Friday evening after falling out of her seat on the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas.
Arlington firefighters and medical personnel responded to the fatality shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Information about what could have caused the woman to fall from the wooden roller coaster has not been released by the theme park.
Many news outlets questioned witnesses that were standing in line. Some have indicated the woman was experiencing issues with her restraint before the cart left the station. None of this information has been confirmed by officials.
Following the incident, the ride was shut down. The park was not closed, however.
"We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant," said Sharon Parker, a spokesperson for Six Flags. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this time."
The ride is closed while investigators work to determine what caused the accident. No additional information was available from the park as of 11 p.m.
The Texas Giant received approximately $10 million in renovations in 2010. The biggest change was converting the coaster’s track from wood to steel.