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    new owner of 6 flags in ky

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    Girl's Legs Severed on Superman Ride

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A teenage girl's legs were severed above the ankle while on a thrill ride at a popular amusement park on Thursday, park officials said.

    The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. on the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, said Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg.

    It is unclear at what point during the ride the girl, 13, was injured, Goldberg said. She was taken to a hospital, but there was no immediate word on her condition.

    The ride lifts passengers 177 feet straight up, then drops 154 feet, reaching a speed of 54 mph, according to the park's Web site.

    The ride has been shut down indefinitely while park officials investigate what caused the accident. The rest of the park remained open

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    (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.

    An unidentified witness told CNN affiliate WLKY she saw a cable on the ride snap.

    "The people on the ride just came and hit the ground," she said. "When I got up there, the lady she was just sitting there, and she didn't have no legs. ... And she was just there, calm, probably in shock from everything."

    "That could have been all of us -- riding that ride," witness Whitney Sandfer 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.

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    That poor girl better get 75 million...

    Practice preventative maintenance, damnit!

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    Well what what is it, is she 13 or 16, did she get her ankles cut off or her legs?

    75 million is a pretty high number. It it was due to 6flags not doing maintenance then I could see medical bills + 25 million.

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    lol i think it 13 only cnn said 16 and its between the knee and ankle

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    That's horrible

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    no amount of money is worth my damn feet... I'd sue to have them shut down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    no amount of money is worth my damn feet... I'd sue to have them shut down!

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    That's horrible
    got old



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    Way sad.
    Yeah I agree no money would suffice for losing limbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spammy View Post
    Way sad.
    Yeah I agree no money would suffice for losing limbs
    Especially at that age! Hence my hopes that she gets some ungodly large sum, to at least buy her comfort for the rest of her life.


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    well where planning a trip to the one at sixflags new england, i can tell you im not jumping on there tower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Especially at that age! Hence my hopes that she gets some ungodly large sum, to at least buy her comfort for the rest of her life.

    Hopefully she can pay for some prostetics. (sp)
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    update

    well i going to wish for the best and that they got them reattached.
    if it was a clean stright cut they should beable to save them.
    but ya she should have a few mill to go along with it.
    Last edited by horsemen_; 06-22-07 at 04:11 PM.

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    my next door neighbor works there.. I haven't seen him, but everyone here is in shock. They had a ride called the "Vampire", that hurt some people also, a few years back.

    I haven't heard on the local news of any updates on the girl.
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    I don't understand the thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    I don't understand the thread title.
    He means when she goes to court for having her legs cut off by a ride she will own the theme park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    He means when she goes to court for having her legs cut off by a ride she will own the theme park.
    Gotcha.

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    You won't catch me going on a permanent, questionable ride taken care of by carnies anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

    No way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    You won't catch me going on a permanent, questionable ride taken care of by carnies anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

    No way.

    you could just let it out and say what you would like.

    You don't trust rednecks....

    feels better, doesn't it?
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