Family Sues Six Flags over Fatal Fall from Texas Giant

Six Flags Over Texas is reopening the Texas Giant this weekend with some additional safety measures, nearly two months after a 52-year-old woman fell to her death while riding the rollercoaster.

Six Flags’ announcement comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed earlier Tuesday by Rosa Esparza’s family, which alleged the park ignored dangers and is seeking at least $1,000,000 in damages.

Esparza, a Dallas resident, was in the third row of the Texas Giant on July 19 and as the cart began the first steep descent, she was ejected from her seat and fell approximately 75 feet, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. The autopsy revealed she died from multiple traumatic injuries from the fall.

In a news release Tuesday, Six Flags said it completed its investigation into the accident and has ruled out any mechanical failure of the ride.

“Due to litigation, the company is not releasing any further information about the outcome of the investigation,” the release read.

Earlier Tuesday, attorney Frank Branson filed a lawsuit in Tarrant County on behalf of Esparza’s family.

“She was a good mom a good wife. Everybody misses her a lot,” Branson told NBC 5 Investigates Consumer Unit.

The lawsuit detailed the accident and what Esparza’s daughter and son-in-law witnessed.

“Although Rosa Esparza desperately tried to hang on as the roller-coaster car twisted and turned, she was unable to resist the over-powering forces of the roller-coaster ride,” the lawsuit stated.

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