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Username: The_image_dynamic

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Post Number: 4191
Registered: Dec-06
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) June 28, 2008-- A teenager Saturday was struck and killed by a roller coaster at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park outside Atlanta, authorities said.

The Batman ride at Six Flags over Georgia reaches speeds of up to 50 mph.
The 17-year-old park visitor was killed after scaling two fences -- one of which was six feet tall -- around the Batman roller coaster, park spokeswoman Hela Sheth said in a statement.

The teen, who visiting the park with a church group from Springfield, South Carolina, was decapitated, she said.

It was unclear how fast the outside-looping coaster was moving when it struck the teen, but according to the park's Web site, the ride reaches speeds of 50 mph.

"We do not know why this person was intent on gaining access to this restricted area," the statement said, noting that multiple signs are posted stating, "Danger Zone," "Do Not Enter" and "Authorized Personnel Only."

"Some witnesses have stated that the individual was trying to retrieve something he had lost," Sheth said. "Others reported that he was trying to touch the ride. This is merely speculation at this point, and we are working with park visitors and local police to learn more."

No one on the ride was injured, she said.

Police said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. The ride was closed Saturday, but park officials said they expected it to reopen Monday.

The victim's family was at the park with him, Sheth said, and park representatives were with them Saturday evening.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," she said.

Cobb County police spokesman Dana Pierce said officers would continue to investigate the incident, but "all indications are that the park had done everything they could to maintain a safe environment."
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 17263
Registered: Jun-06
Read about it. Sad. I read he was getting a hat he lost on the ride. Those fences and signs should be enough.
 

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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 4193
Registered: Dec-06
If that's the case it is indeed sad. Looking back he probably should have asked a worker to get it for him. But some are saying he was acting strange and trying to touch the ride so I guess we will know in a couple days. Pretty ironic that someone loses their head looking for a hat either way...
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 17271
Registered: Jun-06
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"Authorities were investigating reports from witnesses who said the teenager jumped the fences to retrieve a hat he lost while riding the Batman roller coaster, said Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce. Three security guards were keeping visitors away from the ride on Saturday.

Police said the ride was going full-speed when the teen was struck. The ride's top speed is 50 mph, according to the Six Flags Web site."

"In June 2007, a teenager's legs were severed when cables snapped on the Superman Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Ky. Doctors were able to reattach Kaitlyn Lasitter's right foot, but she had to have some of her left leg amputated and subsequent surgeries."





Things like this do happen unfortunately. For whatever reasons.....
 

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Username: Livin_loud

Post Number: 2522
Registered: Jan-06
you have to be a real tool to get your head smashed off by a roller coaster.
 

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Username: Killerzracing71

Post Number: 2233
Registered: Aug-05
IDK why that dude jumped the fence its kinda hard to get to a roller coaster rail...... Next time your at a theme park try it......

That was the most unwise choice ever sorry to say but it was stupid honestly

Thoughts go to freinds an fam but, damn come on lol
 

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Username: Rovin

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Post Number: 13979
Registered: Jul-05
whatever the reason thats a terrible thing to happen ...
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