Safety should be the number one concern for any business involving heavy machinery, especially if that machinery is used by customers. That having been said, we were saddened to hear that a mother tragically lost her life while riding a roller coaster, Texas Giant, at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The incident happened in the early evening of Friday, July 19th while the victim, Rosie Esparza, fell out of her seat. Her son was at her side when the accident happened.
According to a witness on the ride, the victim’s restraint came lose as the coaster made a turn. Another witness on the ride alleges that Esparza informed an employee that her harness may not have been properly secured. Arlington police informed local affiliate WFAA-TV that a criminal investigation would not be pursued. Six Flags Over Texas/Hurricane Harbor communications manager Sharon Parker released a statement saying that the park will not speculate as to what caused the accident and that an investigation will be underway. Some have called for the investigation to be undertaken by an independent party.
If the park has been proven to have been negligent regarding the safety of Esparza, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. We stress that any accident that has resulted in a death should be dealt with legally.
Any accident or lack of care that has cost you injury or the death of a family member should not go ignored. Contact our professional team of personal injury litigators at McAllen’s J. Gonzalez Law Firm at 956.630.6700.