Texas Giant

A woman has died after falling from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, the park has confirmed.

In a statement, Six Flags said of the incident on July 19, 2013: "We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant."

"Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately. Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time."

Dallas News reports that the woman fell from the Texas Giant after her restraints came undone. The exact circumstances of the incident are yet to be confirmed by Six Flags.

The Texas Giant reopened to the public on April 22, 2011, having undergone an extensive, $10 million overhaul during over eighteen months out of action. This included the installation of an all-new steel track, as well as a steep 79-degree drop.

The coaster's height was increased by 10 feet to 153 feet, with the train hitting a top speed of 65 miles per hour following the first drop. In total, some 4,700 feet of new track were added during the renovation work. The ride originally opened in 1990 and was the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at the time.


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