Texas amusement park to reopen ride where woman fell to her death
In this July 20, 2013 photo, the Texas Giant roller coaster ride sits idle at Six Flags Over Texas park in Arlington, Texas, a day after a woman fell from the ride to her death. The park on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 announced that the ride will re-open this weekend. (AP / LM Otero, File)
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8:58AM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Six Flags Over Texas is reopening the ride from which a park-goer fell to her death.
The Dallas-area amusement park announced Tuesday that the Texas Giant roller coaster will reopen this weekend. The ride will have new seat belts and redesigned restraint bar pads.
Six Flags says its investigation into the July incident found no mechanical failure on the ride. The family of the woman who died after falling from the ride has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the amusement park company.
The company says in a statement that people with "unique body shapes or sizes" may not fit into the ride seat. It will now offer a roller coaster seat on the ride line for riders to judge for themselves in advance if they fit.