Well, a 20 year-old can't wiggle free from the restraint system, but maybe the operator didn't latch it correctly. Another possiblity is maybe the girl had a seizure from the flashing lights. But it would be her fault if they had warning of this. Does anyone know if there is a sign warning of this?
bulldogmom wrote:Incredible. what a horrible case of miscommunication, with fatal results. Don't they yell "clear" or something?
My thought's exactly. Whenever I go to Hershey or Knoebels they do a thumbs up signal. If the new ride operator didn't wait for it and just started the ride, it should be his fault for carelessly not waiting for it to be safe to start the ride.
What kind of ride is this? At first, I was picturing something like one of those Gravitron rides like they have at fairs and carnivals, but then when I read the new report it almost sounded like an Octopus (or at KI Monster) type ride.
I agree that it seems crazy that the ride op on duty wasn't paying any better attention.
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