This is a tragic accident at Six Flags Over Texas on Friday when a woman fell and was killed on the Texas Giant roller coaster. The incident occurred shortly after 6:30. According to witnesses, the the restraints came undone, and the woman disappeared from her seat.
On Facebook, a woman who said she was next in line to ride the Texas Giant wrote that “the lady whose seat I was about to get into on the Giant wasn’t there when the red train came back!! Seriously! People in front row screaming when they came back that their mom was gone. We waited about 50 mins & now kids are freaking out.”
Here is a tweet from a witness: “Literally just witnessed someone fly off of the Texas giant two seats in front of me — joshua paul fleak (@joshfleak) July 19, 2013”
UPDATE: “We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant. Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately. Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation. Our? thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time.”
— Six Flags Over Texas statement