Six Flags Denies Liability In Roller Coaster Death

DALLAS (October 16, 2013)--Six Flags denies any liability in the death of a woman who fell from one of its roller coasters this summer in part because it was not the manufacturer or designer of the ride, court documents show.

Six Flags filed its response Oct. 4 in district court in Tarrant County to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Rosa Esparza, who fell 75 feet to her death while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster in July at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

The ride reopened in September.

The company said it followed maintenance and inspection procedures recommended by manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides and pointed out that about 2.5 million people had been on the roller coaster before the incident.

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