Girls Feet Severed on Thrill Ride at Louisville Six Flags
Needless to say, this season hasn’t been without its share of amusement park accidents. This most recent incident is by far the most gruesome. On Thursday, a 13-year old girl had her feet severed while riding Superman Power of Tower at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.

The Power of Tower is a drop ride that stands 177 feet tall with a 157 foot free fall that reaches speeds of 54 miles per hour. (Pictured right) The ride was formerly known as Hellevator. Allegedly, during the drop a cable severed the girl’s legs at the ankles.

“When I got up there, the lady was just sitting there and she didn’t have no legs,” Smith said. “She didn’t have no legs at all. She was just calm, probably in shock from everything.”

Read the rest of this sad story here.
Also, more at the WashingtonPost.

Will this recent rash of roller coaster and thrill ride accidents deter you from visiting theme parks this summer? Leave a comment below. Photo courtesy of CoasterImage.

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25 Responses

  1. Quil

    sorry, i hit the "Submit comment" button on accident, heres the rest:

    2-Top Thrill Dragster

    1-Kingda Ka

    as you can see, Sholastic should`ve refered to golden ticket, or any other coaster poll for that matter.

  2. Tom

    Ya I have that exact same book! I also think the top ten is a little messed up. On alot of them it's about hight and speed not the actuall ride itself.(which it should be)

  3. Quil

    i saw a lot of youtube videos whith a similar Top Ten, so i think that either the books got around, or that`s where they got the idea. i suspect a bit of both.

  4. bo

    The girl sued the place. they shut down from bankruptcy.
    Its now open by a new managenent. The ride is gone. Instead theres fear fall. Everyone with balls will ride that ride every since that incident. And the lines are long. I’m hopeing she never goes here again. Yes what happen to her is sad. But its stupid to go to place you sued 4 years ago.


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