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    Default Girl's feet severed on ride at Six Flags in Kentucky

    Girl's feet severed on ride at Six Flags in Kentucky
    POSTED: 12:13 a.m. EDT, June 22, 2007
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    • NEW: Witness describes seeing cable go under car and strike riders
    • Ride malfunctions and cuts off girl's feet at Six Flags in Louisville, Kentucky
    • Girl, 16, was on "Superman Tower of Power," a free-fall thrill ride
    • Ride drops passengers 154 feet at 54 mph, stopping 20 feet above pavement

    (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.

    The ride was introduced in 1995.
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    I can't believe you got to this before Voivod. He must still be in bed.



    This story is horrible. I can't begin to imagine how helpless and scared that girl must have been. One of the saddest stories I've ever heard.
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    That is terrible. Those Tower of Power rides are scary enough.

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    I love those rides. I also like walking.

    Is it wrong that while reading this I was making fun of the exceptionally bad grammar of the witnesses being quoted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    I can't believe you got to this before Voivod. He must still be in bed.

    This story is horrible. I can't begin to imagine how helpless and scared that girl must have been. One of the saddest stories I've ever heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    I love those rides. I also like walking.

    Is it wrong that while reading this I was making fun of the exceptionally bad grammar of the witnesses being quoted?
    No it’s not wrong to think that, I know the way we talk sounds funny to you, it reminds me of the winter I spent in Minnesoooada (aka Minnesota). LOL...Just joking

    The ride opened at Kentucky Kingdom in 1995, known as the Hellevator.


    http://www.wave3.com/ they have a video of the news broadcast.

    I hope that they can do some thing for her, UofL hospital has done Hand Transplant before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiil_A_Fan View Post
    No it’s not wrong to think that, I know the way we talk sounds funny to you, it reminds me of the winter I spent in Minnesoooada (aka Minnesota). LOL...Just joking

    The ride opened at Kentucky Kingdom in 1995, known as the Hellevator.


    http://www.wave3.com/ they have a video of the news broadcast.

    I hope that they can do some thing for her, UofL hospital has done Hand Transplant before.
    Oh I bet they will be doing a lot for her as in she and her entire family will never have to work again. And that is as it should be. Horrible, Horrible accident.

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    Ouch.....I just read that she's in surgery, so here's to the doctors being able to save her feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiil_A_Fan View Post
    No it’s not wrong to think that, I know the way we talk sounds funny to you, it reminds me of the winter I spent in Minnesoooada (aka Minnesota). LOL...Just joking
    That's more than just 'the way we talk.'

    That's just bad grammer.

    Sadly, it is the norm rather than the exception now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    That's more than just 'the way we talk.'

    That's just bad grammer.

    Sadly, it is the norm rather than the exception now.
    True

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    That's more than just 'the way we talk.'

    That's just bad grammer.

    Sadly, it is the norm rather than the exception now.
    Yet it is a tad tacky to be criticizing the communication skills of those that witnessed this horrid event in the first place, is it not?

    They described a truly grief inducing, disturbing event that happened to occur (of all places) in a park devoted to fun-filled escapism, and as a result was completely unexpected, let alone shocking to see or be a part of.

    One would think one's grammar would not even be at issue in this.
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    Terrible.

    I haven't been to an amusement park in a long time, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    One would think one's grammar would not even be at issue in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    I love those rides. I also like walking.

    Is it wrong that while reading this I was making fun of the exceptionally bad grammar of the witnesses being quoted?
    I was just in line at the bank and they were covering this story. I actually saw the woman give that quote about the girl who didn't have no legs...the first thing that came to my mind was "jeez...you're on national television and you're coming off as a complete moron."

 

 

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