Kentucky Six Flags Accident

By: WSAZ News Channel 3 Email
By: WSAZ News Channel 3 Email

One accident in a Kentucky amusement park is raising serious questions about safety and responsibility.

It happened at Six Flags Kentucky on a ride called the superman tower of power.

Something went horribly wrong and a 13 year old girl suffered major injuries when both of her feet were sliced off by a cable.

Chris Stinnett witnessed and said he was one ride over from the superman tower drop when he saw the malfunction that sliced a 13-year old girl's feet off.

According to Six Flags no one else was hurt. A home video posted on shows how the superman tower of power ride works at the Six Flags in St. Louis., riders are strapped in and slowly taken to the top, then dropped at a speed of 56 miles per hour before easing to a stop on the ground. That's what happened here except for one major mishap.

Soon after the accident theme park crews converged at the base of the ride to begin their investigation into what went wrong. The ride once known as the Hell-a-Vator is shut down indefinitely.

"We were about to ride that ride before it happened, but then she said let's not ride it, let's go ride something else,” park visitor Whitney Sandfer said, “That could have been all of us."

Theme park officials said they're trying to figure out what exactly went wrong. Other than that, they have no comment on the incident.

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