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Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:00 PM
Girl's feet severed on ride at Six Flags in Kentucky
POSTED: 10:36 p.m. EDT, June 21, 2007

(CNN) -- A girl's feet were cut off Thursday when a free-fall thrill ride malfunctioned at the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park in Louisville, Kentucky, police said.

A cord wrapped around the 16-year-old's feet and severed them at her ankles while she was on the "Superman Tower of Power," a police dispatcher said. The girl was taken to a local hospital.

"That could have been all of us -- riding that ride," Whitney Sandfer, who witnessed the accident, told CNN affiliate WDRB/WMYO.

The incident took place shortly before 5 p.m. ET, according to Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg. The park remained open, but the ride in question was shut down and will remain so until the full investigation is complete, Goldberg said.

During the ride, passengers are lifted to 177 feet, suspended momentarily and then dropped, according to the park's Web site.

Passengers drop 154 feet at 54 mph, stopping "just 20 terrifying feet above the pavement," it adds.

"I seen the car go up. Then, like, the cable broke, I heard -- pwchh -- and I heard a lot of people screaming," Chris Stinnett, who was at a ride next to the Superman Tower of Power, told WDRB/WMYO.

"The cable went under the car -- and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people -- and I seen them bring their legs up," Stinnett said.

The ride was introduced in 1995.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 09:03 PM
There's trouble afoot.

headsnap
06-21-2007, 09:10 PM
Until recently the ride was called The Hellevator.

I have hit that ride over 50 times!!!



that truly sucks!!! :(

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:10 PM
hey now, aren't we here to talk about football?

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:10 PM
guess her favorite movie was footloose.

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:12 PM
hey now, aren't we here to talk about football?

You must be newer than your post count indicates.

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:14 PM
You must be newer than your post count indicates.

FOOT...ball


as in.... her feet (both of what would be consider 'foot') were severed

....














ROFL

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:15 PM
guess it didn't just miss her by a.....foot.

unothadeal
06-21-2007, 09:15 PM
You must be newer than your post count indicates.
No, no. He's TRYING, keyword, to use words with "foot" in them. a la Austin Powers.

Rain Man
06-21-2007, 09:17 PM
I bet she gets a free lifetime pass out of the deal.

Too bad for her overall, though.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 09:18 PM
Aw, c'mon, FAX! What was your joke?

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:19 PM
I bet she gets a free lifetime pass out of the deal.

Too bad for her overall, though.

She'll be set for life after the lawsuit, but you're right.

unothadeal
06-21-2007, 09:20 PM
Aw, c'mon, FAX! What was your joke?
It wasn't all that bad really. Something about not having to stand in line anymore. Yours was much more tastless. :p

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:20 PM
let's point our feet in the right direction now, shall we?

headsnap
06-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Aw, c'mon, FAX! What was your joke?

what activity do you spend the majority of the time at a theme park doing?

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:21 PM
guess she can't put one foot in front of another now.

headsnap
06-21-2007, 09:21 PM
She'll be set for life after the lawsuit, but you're right.

bad pun

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:22 PM
The thrill of victory, the agony of defeet.

Ebolapox
06-21-2007, 09:23 PM
heh--way to join in, sam

how tall is she? 5 FEET one.

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:24 PM
bad pun

Yeah, she doesn't have a leg to stand on.

headsnap
06-21-2007, 09:26 PM
the Tower of Power was 108' tall...




now the ride drops an extra 2 feet

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:28 PM
She doesn't have to be on her toes anymore.

headsnap
06-21-2007, 09:31 PM
I really need to stop, this girl might be my neighbor. :(

FAX
06-21-2007, 09:33 PM
the Tower of Power was 108' tall...




now the ride drops an extra 2 feet

ROFL

Dang.

FAX

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 09:35 PM
investigators are stumped

Phobia
06-21-2007, 09:35 PM
This is horrible. Just horrible. I have a 15 year old kid. I can't imagine getting that phone call.

unothadeal
06-21-2007, 09:36 PM
investigators are stumped
LMAO This is terrible

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 09:46 PM
She may get in free.. but now she'll be about a foot under the height requirements for most rides.

Pestilence
06-21-2007, 09:51 PM
This thread is worthless without pics....

HolmeZz
06-21-2007, 09:53 PM
A cord wrapped around the 16-year-old's feet and severed them at her ankles while she was on the "Superman Tower of Power," a police dispatcher said. The girl was taken to a local hospital.


She was heard screaming, "oww, my an-Kal-Els".

Guru
06-21-2007, 09:55 PM
Damn guys. You are all just evil. ROFL

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 09:55 PM
This thread is worthless without pics....

http://www.qualitybargainz.com/goryfoot.jpg

Demonpenz
06-21-2007, 09:57 PM
Enough with the bad jokes. If you were wondering her name was Ileen moore

Guru
06-21-2007, 09:57 PM
Enough with the bad jokes. If you were wondering her name was Ileen moore
:harumph: LMAO

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 10:00 PM
Enough with the bad jokes. If you were wondering her name was Ileen moore

walk it off

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 10:02 PM
I guess the theme park will be footing the bill for her medical needs.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 10:03 PM
investigators are stumped

Damn flatfoots.

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 10:04 PM
Enough with the bad jokes. If you were wondering her name was Ileen moore

There are some horrible, horrible things said in this thread. But don't worry everyone, it's not like she can kick your ass for them or anything.

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 10:07 PM
There are some horrible, horrible things said in this thread. But don't worry everyone, it's not like she can kick your ass for them or anything.

No need to worry about her.. all you have to do is get up the stairs.

Demonpenz
06-21-2007, 10:07 PM
I figured I would see an IHOP joke in here.

Guru
06-21-2007, 10:07 PM
Damn flatfoots.
She wanted to be a cop?

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 10:07 PM
There are some horrible, horrible things said in this thread. But don't worry everyone, it's not like she can kick your ass for them or anything.

Yeah... we're really toeing the line of decency.

chiefscraze
06-21-2007, 10:09 PM
I cannot believe the lack of class on this forum. You all obviously do not have any compassion and I hope hope you all suffer a horrendous and painful tragedy so you can empathize.

Brando
06-21-2007, 10:11 PM
Enough with the bad jokes. If you were wondering her name was Ileen moore

No...she's dyslexic...her name is Eileen Dawrongway

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 10:12 PM
No...she's dyslexic...her name is Eileen Dawrongway

At least she won't have to worry about tying her shoes now.

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 10:14 PM
I cannot believe the lack of class on this forum. You all obviously do not have any compassion and I hope hope you all suffer a horrendous and painful tragedy so you can empathize.

I heard Louisville has one of the best limp specialists in the world.

Rain Man
06-21-2007, 10:15 PM
I cannot believe the lack of class on this forum. You all obviously do not have any compassion and I hope hope you all suffer a horrendous and painful tragedy so you can empathize.

Thanks for making them toe the line.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 10:16 PM
Thanks for making them toe the line.

Already got that one.

:D

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 10:16 PM
Thanks for making them toe the line.

He was a step ahead of you.

Rain Man
06-21-2007, 10:17 PM
Yeah... we're really toeing the line of decency.

Dang it.


Wait. Let me have another try.

"You're right. I really feel like a heel."

FAX
06-21-2007, 10:17 PM
I cannot believe the lack of class on this forum. You all obviously do not have any compassion and I hope hope you all suffer a horrendous and painful tragedy so you can empathize.

I couldn't agree more, Mr. chiefscraze.

Somebody needs to put their foot down.

FAX

Demonpenz
06-21-2007, 10:18 PM
I agree seriously stop the jokes. That poor sole

Baconeater
06-21-2007, 10:18 PM
At least she won't ever have to worry about putting her foot in her mouth.

HolmeZz
06-21-2007, 10:20 PM
I cannot believe the lack of class on this forum. You all obviously do not have any compassion and I hope hope you all suffer a horrendous and painful tragedy so you can empathize.

Put a sock in it!

You could probably use one of her pairs.

Cochise
06-21-2007, 10:20 PM
So, how exactly does this ride cause someone to lose their feet?

Demonpenz
06-21-2007, 10:20 PM
sounds like she went out on a limb

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 10:22 PM
Looks like the 230 foot drop was a bit much for her.

stumppy
06-21-2007, 10:34 PM
This chick sounds like my kind of girl.

Guru
06-21-2007, 10:36 PM
This chick sounds like my kind of girl.
Wondered when you would be stopping by. This thread is right up your alley.

Rain Man
06-21-2007, 10:36 PM
Yeah, it was only a matter of time until stumppy showed up.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 10:36 PM
This thread is a shoe-in for the Hall of Classics.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2007, 10:40 PM
I cannot believe the lack of class on this forum. You all obviously do not have any compassion and I hope hope you all suffer a horrendous and painful tragedy so you can empathize.

Agreed. We should all be sensitive to the person this tragedy affects most: her creepy next-door neighbor with the foot fetish.

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 10:41 PM
Agreed. We should all be sensitive to the person this tragedy affects most: her creepy next-door neighbor with the foot fetish.

He's got to be kicking himself right now.

Ari Chi3fs
06-21-2007, 11:03 PM
Enough with the bad jokes. If you were wondering her name was Ileen moore


I dated a girl named Ilene in high school, we were totally in 'love', high school love...whatever... but, if we had married, she really would have been:

Ilene Wright. That wasn't gonna work. heh.

Guru
06-21-2007, 11:04 PM
I dated a girl named Ilene in high school, we were totally in 'love', high school love...whatever... but if we married, she really would have been:

Ilene Wright. That wasn't gonna work. heh.
So she wasn't Mrs. Wright huh?

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 11:12 PM
I blame the ride operator. Probably some dumb kid who left his foot on the pedal.

Mr Luzcious
06-21-2007, 11:13 PM
It seems she just couldn't wait to get her feet on the ground.

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 11:14 PM
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Phobia
06-21-2007, 11:17 PM
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What the?

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 11:18 PM
What the?

It's from Robot Chicken.

Ari Chi3fs
06-21-2007, 11:21 PM
So she wasn't Mrs. Wright huh?

nope. but seriously, can't you imagine how tough it has been for me, for my whole life being Mr. Wright? Women everywhere... looking for me?

I buckled under pressure and got married in 2001. So, I have been breaking all the hearts ever since.

Now, if a beautiful brazilian/italian combo ever comes my way, though... may have to upgrade to wife2.0

Sam Hall
06-21-2007, 11:22 PM
"I seen the car go up. Then, like, the cable broke, I heard -- pwchh -- and I heard a lot of people screaming," Chris Stinnett, who was at a ride next to the Superman Tower of Power, told WDRB/WMYO.

-The grammar he used is another reason not to visit Kentucky kingdom.

Eric
06-21-2007, 11:33 PM
http://www.themeparkreview.com/dolly2004/sfog36.jpg

SLAG
06-21-2007, 11:50 PM
Now shes too short to ride the ride next time

Guru
06-22-2007, 12:04 AM
Now shes too short to ride the ride next time
somebody already beat you to that punchline. By a whole leg.

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 12:42 AM
I bet she gets a free lifetime pass out of the deal.

Too bad for her overall, though.

All she has to do is show her stubs.

BigMeatballDave
06-22-2007, 02:33 AM
Well, if she was looking for emplyment at the park, at least she has her foot in the door...

JohninGpt
06-22-2007, 06:59 AM
The news on the local radio station that covered this story this morning was sponsored by Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder.

InChiefsHell
06-22-2007, 07:25 AM
heh...You're all going to hell...

Planetman
06-22-2007, 07:57 AM
The cables were obviously made of Kryptonite.

BucEyedPea
06-22-2007, 09:31 AM
This is a very sad and tragic story.
My kid loves these type of rides...and it scares the b'jezzus outta me.

TrebMaxx
06-22-2007, 10:17 AM
Looks like the 230 foot drop was a bit much for her.

I bet she wasn't ready for that 2 foot drop.

Redrum_69
06-22-2007, 10:18 AM
Well, at least she'll still have a leg up on the competition

Redrum_69
06-22-2007, 10:19 AM
Rumor has it that Nike is gonna offer her a contract

Thig Lyfe
06-22-2007, 10:23 AM
Looks like she had surgery

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/22/six.flags.accident/index.html

(CNN) -- A teen whose legs were severed in an accident at a Kentucky amusement park has undergone surgery, a park spokeswoman said Friday.

Spokeswoman Carolyn McLean said she has been in touch with the 13-year-old girl's family and believed the girl is still receiving treatment at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Hospital spokeswoman Julie Gordon would not discuss details of the surgery or recovery, citing patient privacy.

The girl's name was not released because she is a minor.

The girl's feet were completely amputated just below the ankle Thursday afternoon while riding the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.

Her feet were recovered by Six Flags staff and were sent to the hospital with her, McLean said.

During the Tower of Power ride, passengers are hoisted aloft, suspended momentarily, then pulled down, according to the park's Web site. Passengers -- secured with bars and seat belts but with arms and legs free -- drop 154 feet at 54 mph, stopping "just 20 terrifying feet above the pavement," the Web site says.

A police dispatcher said a cord wrapped around the girl's feet while she was on the ride.

"I seen the car go up. Then, like, the cable broke ... and I heard a lot of people screaming," Chris Stinnett, who was at a ride next to the Tower of Power, told CNN affiliate WDRB/WMYO-TV in Louisville.

"The cable went under the car -- and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people -- and I seen them bring their legs up," he said. (Watch witnesses describe the accident Video)

"We are not confirming that happened," McLean said. "There was a lot of misinformation from witnesses."

The ride will remain closed until a full investigation by state officials and "our team of experts" is conducted, McLean said.

The inspectors will interview staff members, witnesses and speak with the girl and her family, she said.

"Every ride, every investigation is different," she said.

The rest of the park was operating as normal on Friday.

Frazod
06-22-2007, 10:28 AM
I sure hope they can reattach her feet.

Man, that's f#cked up. :shake:

unothadeal
06-22-2007, 10:32 AM
They're re-attaching her feet. That's a step in the right direction.

BucEyedPea
06-22-2007, 10:34 AM
I assumed they would try to reattach her feet.
Still tragic though. Can you imagine the pain at first.

Direckshun
06-22-2007, 10:50 AM
I remain undefeeted.

MeaTy The Pimp
06-22-2007, 11:05 AM
[Keaanu Reeves Voice] Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
[/Keaaanu Reeves Voice]

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 11:07 AM
I find it amusing that the Superman icon automatically shows up when we copy and paste a story.

luv
06-22-2007, 11:17 AM
I remain undefeeted.
Okay. This made me laugh.

Dartgod
06-22-2007, 11:25 AM
Her feet were recovered by Six Flags staff and were sent to the hospital with her, McLean said.
Did they send them over in a shoe box?

Silock
06-22-2007, 12:05 PM
We should send her a Get Well card. I'm thinking something from the Hallmark Shoe Box line. Hopefully, she'll be back on her feet in no time flat.

Baconeater
06-22-2007, 12:07 PM
Did they send them over in a shoe box?
I believe they called a toe truck.

Thig Lyfe
06-22-2007, 12:15 PM
I believe they called a toe truck.


ROFL Make it stop!

headsnap
06-22-2007, 04:52 PM
I assumed they would try to reattach her feet.
Still tragic though. Can you imagine the pain at first.
If it had to happen anywhere in the country, it couldn't have happened in a better place than Louisville. Kleinert & Kuntz (these guys - http://www.handtransplant.com/ ), as well as other of the best hand and foot surgeons in the world are located here.

I'm sure KY Kingdom will foot the bill and it will cost them an arm and a leg!!!

Crashride
06-22-2007, 05:02 PM
LOL AT EVERYTHING SAID IN THIS THREAD IM CRYING OVER HERE. I started laughing just at the face that the thread starter used the word defeeted...lol111!!!eleven

Oh Snap
06-22-2007, 05:11 PM
guess her favorite movie was footloose.
I can only hope the same happens to you someday so we can all make fun and laugh at your misfortune...

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 05:32 PM
If it had to happen anywhere in the country, it couldn't have happened in a better place than Louisville. Kleinert & Kuntz (these guys - http://www.handtransplant.com/ ), as well as other of the best hand and foot surgeons in the world are located here.

I'm sure KY Kingdom will foot the bill and it will cost them an arm and a leg!!!

The girl's feet are in good hands.

Thig Lyfe
06-22-2007, 05:46 PM
I can only hope the same happens to you someday so we can all make fun and laugh at your misfortune...

Wishing that makes you far worse than those of us who are merely making foot puns.

Rain Man
06-22-2007, 05:51 PM
Looks like she had surgery

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/22/six.flags.accident/index.html

...


"We are not confirming that happened," McLean said. "There was a lot of misinformation from witnesses."


Well, now, wait a minute. Are her feet off or not? Or have they just been pulling our leg?

Rain Man
06-22-2007, 05:53 PM
"I seen the car go up. Then, like, the cable broke ... and I heard a lot of people screaming," Chris Stinnett, who was at a ride next to the Tower of Power, told CNN affiliate WDRB/WMYO-TV in Louisville.

"The cable went under the car -- and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people -- and I seen them bring their legs up," he said. (Watch witnesses describe the accident Video)



This guy's a police dispatcher?

Micjones
06-22-2007, 05:55 PM
People make light of everything.

SPchief
06-22-2007, 05:57 PM
(CNN) --
Spokeswoman Carolyn McLean said she has been in touch with the 13-year-old girl's family and believed the girl is still receiving treatment at the University of Louisville Hospital.




I wonder if Six Flags is footing the bill?

Rain Man
06-22-2007, 06:08 PM
People make light of everything.

It's our way of masking the pain of our own lost lives. We are not the Greatest Generation, and we are not the Generation of Love. We had no age of exploration, no manly war in which to prove ourselves. We're just a group of coddled, chubby men who grew up with television and fast food, and who waddle off to mundane jobs in mundane cities from mundane homes. We are a generation that has no highs, no lows, just a monotonic hum of a life whose only crescendos are measured in pornography and high scores of video games. In the great flowing river of history, we are not even a ripple. That, and it's kind of funny to think about having no feet.

Thig Lyfe
06-22-2007, 06:14 PM
I wonder if Six Flags is footing the bill?

You're way behind.

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 06:17 PM
To help the helpless...
Befriend the friendless...
and defeat... the feetless!

ChiefFan31
06-22-2007, 06:29 PM
ROFL ROFL @ This thread

HMc
06-22-2007, 08:16 PM
the poor sole

Oh Snap
06-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Wishing that makes you far worse than those of us who are merely making foot puns.


Your opinion bub..... And your yelling into the wind.. Was what I said uncalled for? Maybe... but...Making fun of another persons misfortune of this magnitude is distasteful and uncalled for...any civilized person would know better....You would have a better arguement if you were saying im just as bad as the peeps that are having fun with this poor girls misfortune as you are...(however I wasnt the one who started it;) I think its some what justified)I unlike many here in this very thread can think for myself...i didnt get off to torturing small animals when i was young either...still dont...I dont take pride and neither do i get off to making "funnys" about some girl getting both of her feet sawed off. Now how does that sound? Ya god dammed inbred hicks!

Pitt Gorilla
06-22-2007, 09:06 PM
I believe they called a toe truck.Thread over. FTW.

SPchief
06-22-2007, 09:09 PM
Your opinion bub..... And your yelling into the wind.. Was what I said uncalled for? Maybe... but...Making fun of another persons misfortune of this magnitude is distasteful and uncalled for...any civilized person would know better....You would have a better arguement if you were saying im just as bad as the peeps that are having fun with this poor girls misfortune as you are...(however I wasnt the one who started it;) I think its some what justified)I unlike many here in this very thread can think for myself...i didnt get off to torturing small animals when i was young either...still dont...I dont take pride and neither do i get off to making "funnys" about some girl getting both of her feet sawed off. Now how does that sound? Ya god dammed inbred hicks!


Are you new here?

Thig Lyfe
06-22-2007, 09:23 PM
Your opinion bub..... And your yelling into the wind.. Was what I said uncalled for? Maybe... but...Making fun of another persons misfortune of this magnitude is distasteful and uncalled for...any civilized person would know better....You would have a better arguement if you were saying im just as bad as the peeps that are having fun with this poor girls misfortune as you are...(however I wasnt the one who started it;) I think its some what justified)I unlike many here in this very thread can think for myself...i didnt get off to torturing small animals when i was young either...still dont...I dont take pride and neither do i get off to making "funnys" about some girl getting both of her feet sawed off. Now how does that sound? Ya god dammed inbred hicks!

I... didn't... understand... one word... of that.

Mr Luzcious
06-22-2007, 09:43 PM
The "I can think for myself (unlike you)" line sure gets thrown around a whole lot on this forum. It's starting to lose its luster.

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 09:45 PM
Your opinion bub..... And your yelling into the wind.. Was what I said uncalled for? Maybe... but...Making fun of another persons misfortune of this magnitude is distasteful and uncalled for...any civilized person would know better....You would have a better arguement if you were saying im just as bad as the peeps that are having fun with this poor girls misfortune as you are...(however I wasnt the one who started it;) I think its some what justified)I unlike many here in this very thread can think for myself...i didnt get off to torturing small animals when i was young either...still dont...I dont take pride and neither do i get off to making "funnys" about some girl getting both of her feet sawed off. Now how does that sound? Ya god dammed inbred hicks!

What? Did somebody die?

Oh Snap
06-22-2007, 10:03 PM
What? Did somebody die?
No but im sure that wouldnt stop anyone here from poking fun at it..People here seem to like to see others in pain..

Oh Snap
06-22-2007, 10:04 PM
I... didn't... understand... one word... of that.

Your a ****ing assclown;)

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 10:06 PM
No but im sure that wouldnt stop anyone here from poking fun at it..People here seem to like to see others in pain..

I have a handicap and I'm not afraid to poke fun at it.

Delano
06-22-2007, 10:06 PM
No but im sure that wouldnt stop anyone here from poking fun at it..People here seem to like to see others in pain..

Settle. You seem a little raw and I bet it's because you could not join in on the fun. You were trying to think of a good one liner but you were stumped.

Al Bundy
06-22-2007, 10:09 PM
I thought of many one liners.. but this poor girl had her world completely turned upside down and if it were alot of these people's sister or daughter they wouldn't be joking about it.

Mr Luzcious
06-22-2007, 10:10 PM
I thought of many one liners.. but this poor girl had her world completely turned upside down and if it were alot of these people's sister or daughter they wouldn't be joking about it.

That doesn't carry much weight coming from the man who ate the baby.

Gonzo
06-22-2007, 10:36 PM
Look on the bright side, at least the doctor's won't go Barbaro on her, Japanese men find small feet attractive and imagine the money she'll save on pedicures.

Mr Luzcious
06-22-2007, 10:38 PM
I hear wheelchairs are all the rage in Europe.

Brando
06-22-2007, 10:40 PM
She's all knees and elbows...like a whirling dervish

Sam Hall
06-22-2007, 10:41 PM
Nobody thought of this

Brando
06-22-2007, 10:43 PM
On the brightside she'll never know the agony of a ingrown toe nail or a planters wart

TrebMaxx
06-22-2007, 11:39 PM
The thrill of victory. The agony of defeet(ed).

stevieray
06-22-2007, 11:41 PM
cut it out you guys!

SPchief
06-22-2007, 11:46 PM
I hope she wins the lawsuit and can get a foot ahead in life.

Thig Lyfe
06-22-2007, 11:47 PM
The thrill of victory. The agony of defeet(ed).

Man, you suck.

Phobia
06-22-2007, 11:48 PM
At least she won't grow up to be a stripper.

Thig Lyfe
06-23-2007, 12:29 AM
Needless to say she'll be using the metric system from now on.

Rain Man
06-23-2007, 08:27 AM
At least she won't grow up to be a stripper.

Don't be so sure about that. Don't you hate it when they get the g-string caught on their foot and have to stop and pull it off?

Rain Man
06-23-2007, 08:38 AM
I have a handicap and I'm not afraid to poke fun at it.

Elephantiasis?

Silock
06-23-2007, 10:17 AM
heh...You're all going to hell...

Tell me about it. The poor girl is probably in pieces over the whole ordeal.

milkman
06-23-2007, 10:48 AM
When the investigation is over, if they conclude that the accident was the result of operator error, will they fire the operator and give him severance pay?

Rain Man
06-23-2007, 12:42 PM
Tell me about it. The poor girl is probably in pieces over the whole ordeal.

Actually, the hospital reported that she seemed strangely detached.

Marcellus
06-23-2007, 01:31 PM
When the investigation is over, if they conclude that the accident was the result of operator error, will they fire the operator and give him severance pay?
ROFL ROFL ROFL

SNR
06-23-2007, 01:48 PM
Your opinion bub..... And your yelling into the wind.. Was what I said uncalled for? Maybe... but...Making fun of another persons misfortune of this magnitude is distasteful and uncalled for...any civilized person would know better....You would have a better arguement if you were saying im just as bad as the peeps that are having fun with this poor girls misfortune as you are...(however I wasnt the one who started it;) I think its some what justified)I unlike many here in this very thread can think for myself...i didnt get off to torturing small animals when i was young either...still dont...I dont take pride and neither do i get off to making "funnys" about some girl getting both of her feet sawed off. Now how does that sound? Ya god dammed inbred hicks!It's called Schadenfreude. Life is too short to not make funny jokes about a story like this.

SNR
06-23-2007, 01:49 PM
It wasn't the girl's fault, either. I hope she doesn't shoot herself in the foot over this

Rain Man
06-23-2007, 02:55 PM
It's called Schadenfreude. Life is too short to not make funny jokes about a story like this.

So is the girl now.


(I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry.)

L.A. Chieffan
06-23-2007, 03:22 PM
No but im sure that wouldnt stop anyone here from poking fun at it..People here seem to like to see others in pain..
You can understand why to some extent. After all, we are Chief fans.

SNR
06-23-2007, 03:37 PM
So is the girl now.


(I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry.)
ROFL

Sam Hall
06-23-2007, 05:09 PM
Elephantiasis?

DEAR GOD NO :eek:

greg63
06-23-2007, 05:28 PM
I wonder how long it took Six Flags attorneys to propose a settlement.

milkman
06-23-2007, 05:34 PM
I wonder how long it took Six Flags attorneys to propose a settlement.

That's a defeetest attitude.

greg63
06-23-2007, 05:39 PM
That's a defeetest attitude.I would make reference to the "agony of de-feet", but I'm sure it has already been mentioned.

65 to Bust
06-23-2007, 06:09 PM
This place just isn't the same since that Phil guy left. You guys are really slacking. Not one of you posted about what will happen if the operation does not succeed. When those medical freaks get done with her she'll be the queen of strapons.

unothadeal
06-23-2007, 06:12 PM
This place just isn't the same since that Phil guy left. You guys are really slacking. Not one of you posted about what will happen if the operation does not succeed. When those medical freaks get done with her she'll be the queen of strapons.
Yeah. I miss that Phil guy. Wish he came back.

Sam Hall
06-23-2007, 06:23 PM
This place just isn't the same since that Phil guy left. You guys are really slacking. Not one of you posted about what will happen if the operation does not succeed. When those medical freaks get done with her she'll be the queen of strapons.

well, be my guest.

Phobia
06-23-2007, 06:41 PM
Yeah. I miss that Phil guy. Wish he came back.

He's a moron.

Sam Hall
06-26-2007, 11:37 PM
Girl horribly injured on Six Flags ride in stable condition
POSTED: 8:12 p.m. EDT, June 26, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl whose feet were severed in an accident on an amusement park ride is in stable condition in a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital, her family said in a written statement Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Lasitter, whose name had not previously been released by officials, was riding the Superman Tower of Power ride Thursday at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville when a cable broke loose on the ride, cutting off the girl's feet above the ankles, authorities said.

State officials were investigating the incident.

"The parents of Kaitlyn Lasitter would like to acknowledge everyone across the country that have been supporting their daughter with many positive thoughts and prayers over the last six days," according to the statement, which was issued through Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Authorities and the hospital have declined to say whether her feet were reattached. The statement included a plea for privacy for the girl's family, and the family has instructed the hospital not to comment further.

The family's statement said no one from the theme park had contacted them since the accident, as park representatives had told reporters.

"At no time has any representative of the theme park been in touch with members of the family," the statement said.

A spokeswoman for Six Flags in New York disputed that account, saying two representatives from Kentucky Kingdom accompanied Lasitter's family to the hospital and stayed for "some time" before the family asked that they leave.

"We are deeply saddened by this incident and of course have genuine concern for the well-being of the entire family. We stand ready to be of any assistance we possibly can," said Kentucky Kingdom spokeswoman Carolyn McClean.

The ride passed inspection in each of the past four years, according to records. The ride lifts passengers 177 feet straight up, then drops them nearly the same distance at speeds reaching 54 miles per hour.

Six Flags shut down similar rides at parks in St. Louis; Gurnee, Illinois; and near Washington as a safety precaution, Goldberg said. Those rides remained closed Tuesday, and were to undergo safety inspections.

Six Flags Over Texas, near Dallas, also has a Superman Tower of Power, but it is not the same ride, Goldberg said.

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. of Sandusky, Ohio, also shut down drop tower rides at five of its amusement parks for inspection after the accident.

Thig Lyfe
06-26-2007, 11:40 PM
I just read that exact article. I was about to post it, too.

Sam Hall
06-26-2007, 11:46 PM
I would've guessed her condition was wobbly.

Frazod
06-26-2007, 11:46 PM
Probably not a good sign that the family won't comment about the feet reattachment. Poor kid. :(

HemiEd
06-27-2007, 06:00 AM
Six Flags shut down similar rides at parks in St. Louis; Gurnee, Illinois; and near Washington as a safety precaution, Goldberg said. Those rides remained closed Tuesday, and were to undergo safety inspections.

.

Took the boys there on Sunday, looking at the thing was kind of eery after knowing what happened.

Rain Man
07-03-2007, 06:58 PM
Good news. Apparently she's making progress, one step at a time.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19589017/?GT1=10150

Teen has one foot reattached after ride injury
Six Flags’ Tower of Power severed 13-year-old’s legs above the ankles

Updated: 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Doctors reattached the right foot of a 13-year-old girl involved in a gruesome amusement park accident, but her left foot was too severely damaged to repair, her family and doctor said in a statement Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Lasitter of Louisville remained in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Douglas Weikert, a surgeon and assistant professor at Vanderbilt, said in the statement.

"Things are progressing as expected over this first 10 days," he said.

Lasitter's feet were severed just above the ankles as she rode the Superman Tower of Power thrill ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom on June 21.

Investigators with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture said they have taken a cable they believe broke and severed Lasitter's feet, Wilbur Frye, executive director of the department's Office of Consumer and Environmental Protection, has said. The investigation will continue for several more weeks, Frye said.

Lasitter's mother, Monique Lasitter, thanked the doctors, nurses and hospital staff for their work.

"We would not want her to be at any other hospital during this difficult time," the statement said.

Similar rides shut down
The state has been trying to determine what caused the cable to break. Investigators were taking written statements from witnesses, reviewing statements and analyzing physical evidence and photographs of the scene, Frye said.

The ride was last inspected April 5 and found to be operating normally, Frye said. The ride passed inspection in each of the last four years, according to records.

The ride lifts passengers 177 feet straight up, then drops them nearly the same distance at speeds reaching 54 miles per hour.

Six Flags had shut down similar rides for safety inspections at parks in St. Louis; Gurnee, Ill.; and near Washington as a safety precaution, said Wendy Goldberg, a spokeswoman for Six Flags.

Phobia
07-03-2007, 07:01 PM
Good for her. One foot is a whole lot better than none.

thurman merman
07-03-2007, 07:36 PM
i cannot stop reading this thread. this is horrible, but i can't stop.

Sam Hall
07-03-2007, 11:17 PM
i cannot stop reading this thread. this is horrible, but i can't stop.

It is pretty horrific.

Even worse is the "no refunds" policy.

jiveturkey
07-04-2007, 08:30 AM
I still want to know how this could even happen. The cables on this ride are well above the riders head. If one was to break while under tension, I would think that it would just retract into the tower.

Sam Hall
04-19-2008, 05:43 PM
Wow, I had no idea one of my threads made it here:thumb:

HemiEd
04-28-2008, 12:37 PM
At least she won't grow up to be a stripper.

Or streetwalker

Sam Hall
04-28-2008, 08:21 PM
this thread has legs

pr_capone
05-02-2008, 02:18 AM
I bet after this accident she did a lot of sole searching...

/ba-dum-tish

Baby Lee
05-03-2008, 11:39 AM
Looks like fate put a bunch of impediments in this girl's way.

Sam Hall
06-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Must've been a sole-shaking experience.

Sam Hall
11-04-2008, 02:53 PM
I wonder what became of this girl

Sam Hall
10-16-2009, 09:19 PM
Return to Six Flags?

Pink Paradise 2010
11-01-2009, 10:53 AM
damn that would suck

-King-
07-15-2010, 12:59 AM
Looks like someone overstepped their bounds.



Bump

jayhawkphog
12-18-2010, 11:40 PM
Totaly!

headsnap
01-04-2011, 08:05 PM
I wonder what became of this girl

she is on solid footing but unfortunately the same thing can't be said for Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom...


they went bankrupt!

DJJasonp
01-08-2011, 10:58 AM
I wonder what became of this girl

In a cruel twist of irony, she got a job as an ottoman for a man with size 16 feet.

RockChalk
03-28-2011, 01:40 PM
The latest update to this story that I could find. We need some of the sleuths of CP to find out what is going on with Kaitlyn Lassiter today. I'd rather not see her become just another footnote in amusement park accidents.

http://news.injuryboard.com/six-flags-kentucky-kingdom-settles-lawsuit.aspx?googleid=252148

Otter
03-29-2011, 11:18 AM
The latest update to this story that I could find. We need some of the sleuths of CP to find out what is going on with Kaitlyn Lassiter today. I'd rather not see her become just another footnote in amusement park accidents.

http://news.injuryboard.com/six-flags-kentucky-kingdom-settles-lawsuit.aspx?googleid=252148

A search for more information left me stumped.

durtyrute
04-01-2011, 12:39 PM
I know this isn't funny, but when I saw the title I thought it meant deFEATed, like she go the best of her, but it was actually deFEETed.......wow

Thig Lyfe
04-11-2012, 01:06 PM
I know this isn't funny, but when I saw the title I thought it meant deFEATed, like she go the best of her, but it was actually deFEETed.......wow

You wood think that.

Whoops, wrong thread.