UPDATE: A Six Flags roller coaster accident led to woman being killed Friday night as she flew out of the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park ride, and fell to her death. The report has been unoffically confirmed by the amusment park staff that the woman did indeed die as a result of a "Texas Giant" roller coaster related accident.
How did this horrifying Six Flags roller coaster death happen? Keep reading for more details, or scroll to the bottom of the article to watch footage of the horrifying Texas Giant roller coaster, which caused the death of a woman Friday night in Arlington, Texas.
Woman Killed On Texas Roller Coaster Ride: What Happened And How Did She Die?
Though the details are not yet confirmed, the earliest reports came around 8:45 pm Friday of the terrible roller coaster accident as one of the amusement park riders, Joshua Paul Fleak, tweeted an alarming message.
"Literally just witnessed someone fly off of the Texas giant two seats in front of me."
Moments later the tweeter added that he was "praying for the best" as the woman's "restraint came undone, coaster turned and she was gone."
The reports, while still unofficial have recently been confirmed by the park's spokesperson that this is indeed what happened on the "Texas Giant" roller coaster Friday night.
One witness, who was in line right behind the woman, shared with WFAA of Arlington what she saw when the woman was killed on the roller coaster. According to eyewitness, Carmen Brown, the accident happened round 6:45 p.m. after the woman and her son had loaded on to the ride.
Here is her memory of the horrific moment when the woman lost her life on the Six Flags Over Texas roller coaster ride.
"She goes up like this, then when it drops to come down that's when it released and she just tumbled ... basically tumbled over and you just see her son [go], 'Ahhh!' .... They didn't secure her right. One of the employees from the park - one of the ladies - she asked her to click her more than once, and they were like, 'As long you heard it click, you're OK.' Everybody else is like, 'Click, click, click.' Hers only clicked once. Hers was the only one that went down once, and she didn't feel safe, but they let her still get on the ride. ...And I said that could have been me because I don't do roller coasters."
Another witness for the local CBS new station, Kanisha Howell had this to say about the moment when the woman on the roller coaster fell to her death:
"When it [Texas Giant] got in the air and started coming down, I don't know if she had a seizure or what but she fell out of the car and ... just fell out of the sky. We're leaving now because my daughter - we both -- are frightened, terrified, and I don't wanna ride anything else."
Still another witness spoke about hearing the anguished cries of the woman's two children after wintenssing their mother fall from the roller coaster and die.
According to John and Darlene Putman of Rockwall said they were in line to board the roller coaster as the train in which the woman had been riding returned, they heard two people screaming, " 'My mom! My mom! Let us out, we need to go get her!' "
Though no official details have been shared about the woman's death, the Arlington Fire Department has taken official control of the situation and will be the entity issuing the official incident details when the time comes. Meanwhile, the Six Flags Over Texas spokesperson in Arlington did issue this statement concerning the fatal roller coaster accident.
"We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant. Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately. Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time."
Watch "Woman Killed On Roller Coaster" Video Report
Though the case of the woman who died in the roller coaster accident at Six Flags Over Texas Friday evening is a tragic story, sadly, this is not the first accident that has taken place at the Six Flags Over Texas.
In 1999, an Arkansas woman was killed and 10 more people injured on the Roaring Rapids ride when a boat capsized.
In addition, nine people were seriously injured in 2006, on the Texas Tornado when one of the mechanical bearings that spins the ride malfunctioned.
According to Sharon Parker, spokeswoman for the amusement park, the Texas Giant ride has been closed and will remain so for further investigation.
As more details come on the story we'll continue to bring them. For now however, you can take a look at footage of the horrifying "Texas Giant" ride that lead to a woman's death Friday night.
Watch Horrifying "Texas Giant" Roller coaster Ride Which Killed A Woman
The "Texas Giant" has been recently renovated to make it higher and faster, and the steepest roller coaster in the world. These exciting new renovations however, did not bode well for the woman how was killed on the ride, due to being insecurely fastened.