You might have seen the viral video by now, of a 14-year-old girl who fell from a gondola ride at Six Flags' The Great Escape in New York.
NEW YORK: VIDEO - A 14-year-old girl fell from a Sky Ride at 6 Flags Great Escape and was caught by guests. She suffered no serious injuries pic.twitter.com/hCx5p0maIS— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) June 25, 2017
Inspections have failed to reveal any problems with the ride, so the question at this point is how the girl came to be dangling from the ride. (I'm not going to speculate, but I will say that one specific scenario would not surprise me at all.) The girl suffered no reported injuries, but one of the people who caught her suffered a back injury.
I used to love riding the old Skyway across Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, and I miss what used to be a ubiquitous attraction at major theme parks. But, seeing this sort of thing happen, I understand why so many parks decided not to risk this happening at their park, and ripped them out.Tweet
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