GIRL LOSES FEET AT SIX FLAGS
The Superman Tower of Power trip climbs over the entry to 6 Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Ky.Ed Reinke/ AP
A 13-year-old woman whose feet were cut in a crash on a theme park trip remains in secure problem in a Nashville, Tenn., healthcare facility, her family members stated in a composed declaration Tuesday.Kaitlyn Lasitter
, whose name had actually not formerly been launched by authorities, was riding the Superman Tower of Power trip Thursday at 6 Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville when a wire broke out on the trip, removing the lady's feet over the ankle joints, authorities said.State authorities were checking out the event.
"The moms and dads of Kaitlyn Lasitter wish to recognize
every person throughout the nation that have actually been sustaining their little girl with several favorable ideas and also petitions over the last 6 days,"according to the declaration, which was released via Vanderbilt College Medical Center.Authorities and also the health center have actually decreased to state whether her feet were reattached. The declaration consisted of an appeal for personal privacy for the lady's family members, as well as the household has actually advised the healthcare facility not to comment further.Discrepancy in declarations The family members's declaration stated no one from the amusement park had actually called them given that the crash, as park repshad actually informed press reporters."At no time has any kind of rep of the amusement park been in touch with family members,"the declaration said.Wendy Goldberg, a spokesperson for 6 Flags in New york city, contested that account. Goldberg stated 2 agents from Kentucky Kingdom mosted likely to the health center adhering to the mishap as well as remained for"time"prior to the Lasitter family members asked to leave. She would certainly not state that the reps were."We are deeply saddened by this occurrence as well as certainly have real worry for the health of the whole household. We stand prepared to be of any kind of aid we potentially can,"claimed Kentucky Kingdom spokesperson Carolyn McClean.Passed evaluation The trip passed evaluation in each of the last 4 years, according to documents. The trip raises travelers 177 feet directly, then drops them almost the very same range at rates getting to 54 miles per hour.Six Flags closed down comparable trips at parks in St. Louis; Gurnee, Ill.; and also near Washington as a security preventative measure, Goldberg claimed. Those trips stayed shut Tuesday and also were to go through safety and security inspections.Six Flags Over Texas, near Dallas, additionally has a Superman Tower of Power, however it is not the exact same trip, Goldberg said.Cedar Fair Amusement Co. of Sandusky,
Ohio, additionally closed down decrease tower trips at 5 of its theme park for evaluation after the mishap.