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  • Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

    A 17-year old boy was killed today when he was struck by a speeding Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia. Before the accident, he scaled two security fences, reportedly to retrieve a hat he'd lost earlier on the ride.

    From MSNBC/AP:

    AUSTELL, Ga. - A teenager was decapitated by a roller coaster after he hopped a pair of fences and entered a restricted area Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia, authorities said.

    Six Flags officials are uncertain why the unidentified 17-year-old from Columbia, S.C. scaled two six-foot fences and passed signs that said the restricted area was both off-limits and dangerous to visitors, spokeswoman Hela Sheth said in a news release.

    Authorities were investigating reports from witnesses who said the teenager jumped the fences to retrieve a hat he lost while riding the Batman roller coaster, said Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce. Three security guards were keeping visitors away from the ride on Saturday.
    Full Story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25431893/&GT1=43001
    Last edited by disneytim; 06-29-2008, 12:22 AM.
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  • #2
    Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

    What.

    An.


    Idiot.


    I see a Darwin award in the future.

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    • #3
      Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

      I read that he was trying to grab someone's feet on the coaster, when he was struck and decapitated.

      What a head case.

      Can't wait to see what lawsuits are going to spring up from this. Heads are gonna roll.
      What an idiot....

      Yeah, I do that Twitter thing.

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      • #4
        Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

        Which goes to show Darwin's theory is still in play today.

        It's sad that people do such stupid things and then get hurt or loose their life as a result.




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        • #5
          Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

          Originally posted by stitchon View Post
          What.

          An.


          Idiot.


          I see a Darwin award in the future.
          I was just thinking the same thing.

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          • #6
            Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

            It's funny, all these Darwin comments, my mom said the same thing.
            I mean, how stupid are you? Don't even think I'm going to feel sorry.
            My mind won't rest
            and I don't sleep
            Not even in my dreams...
            -"If You Ever Did Believe"
            written by Stevie Nicks

            Chasen Matthew Pacheco
            1985-2005

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            • #7
              Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

              yes, the Darwin effect. I feel bad for saying this...but he kind of deserved it.

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              • #8
                Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                i also heard that he tried to grab someone's legs on the ride (which is extremely stupid), but if that's not the case and he did lose his hat, how could you be so idiotic as to jump security fences to get it.
                I hope no one takes this the wrong way but I rather lose my hat than my head.
                I'm sorry if this is harsh but this kid doesn't receive any of my sympathy.

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                • #9
                  Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                  Yes, the kid did something extremely dumb and stupid. Try to remember though he has lost his life and I am sure his family and friends are devastated and would you want them reading your comments?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                    I've been to this particular park, and this particular ride. He would have had to hop at least 2 6-foot or higher fences.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                      You break the law and you get killed...that sucks
                      "You are watching FOX"

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                      • #12
                        Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                        Originally posted by pratt55 View Post
                        Yes, the kid did something extremely dumb and stupid. Try to remember though he has lost his life and I am sure his family and friends are devastated and would you want them reading your comments?
                        Absolutely. We all have made less than perfect decisions ......... just haven't lost our lives because of them. My prayers are with his family and the guests who must have witnessed the tragedy. Be kind boys and girls.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                          Think how disturbing it must have been for the people on the ride? Serious need for therapy after witnessing something like that.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                            Originally posted by Queentitania19 View Post
                            Think how disturbing it must have been for the people on the ride? Serious need for therapy after witnessing something like that.
                            I agree. I feel horrible for his friend who was also dumb enough to jump the same two security fences and then witness his friend be killed. They were traveling with a church group so they are probably all pretty shocked and traumatized.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Teenager Struck, Killed by Six Flags Batman Coaster

                              Originally posted by pratt55 View Post
                              Yes, the kid did something extremely dumb and stupid. Try to remember though he has lost his life and I am sure his family and friends are devastated and would you want them reading your comments?
                              don't get me wrong, I have much sympathy for family and friends, not to mention the riders who had to experience this. but unless, he had a mental problem that affects his judgement, that was a stupid thing to do. i'm sorry this is my opinion about the situation.

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