|Entrance to the New Texas Giant.
After a two month investigation, the New Texas Giant hybrid coaster will reopen this weekend, September 14, 2013. Back in July, Six Flags Over Texas guest Rosa Esparza was thrown and killed from the ride due to her restraint being in an incorrect position. The victim's family is also suing Six Flags with the claim that the ride's safety system was defective, which attributed to her death.
Even though Six Flags has kept their mouth shut over the exact details of what happend, new claims from Esparza's attorney have shed light on the incident. After the first 16 story, 79 degree drop, Esparza's lap bar claimed to come up as the train crested the first (And very ejector-airtime heavy) "double up" track segment. This is where the train hurdles over a comparatively small hill at rapid speeds, which causes a "whipping" sensation that literally ejects every rider up and into their lap bar restraint.
|Bottom of the first drop.
|Old Restraints (Photo Taken May 2013)