Medical Examiner: Woman Fell 75 Feet From Six Flags Coaster, Hit Metal Support Beam

It took paramedics a little while to find the woman who was somehow ejected from a roller coaster last Friday at Six Flags Over Texas. She landed on top of a metal tunnel leading to the ride’s entrance. In a report released yesterday, the county medical examiner stated that she died of “multiple traumatic injuries,” but can’t rule her death an accident until after toxicology results are in.

The public may never learn the real cause of her fall: no government entities are currently involved in the investigation, since there doesn’t appear to be any foul play involved. Six Flags, their insurance company, and the firm that designed and made the coaster are all part of the investigation. A similar ride at Six Flags in San Antonio is currently closed, but park officials did not confirm that this was because of the apparent accident on the Texas Giant.

What they do know is that the 52-year-old was ejected from the car during the first drop, struck a support beam on her way down, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tarrant medical examiner reports on Six Flags roller coaster fatality [Dallas News]

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