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Mother Dies on Roller Coaster

Denise King was on a summer vacation at King’s Dominion theme park in Richmond, Virginia, when the unthinkable happened. The mother from Pitt County suffered a brain aneurysm while the roller coaster sped through its track, and was dead by the time that it pulled to the unloading platform. Her husband and five children, who had accompanied her on vacation, were devastated to find that the roller coaster had caused their mother’s premature death. The attraction was closed after the incident, but was reopened three days later when it passed two detailed inspections. An autopsy was performed on the body to determine the cause of death, and the inspectors found that there were not design flaws on the ride. They claimed that it was King’s health, and not the ride, that caused the death.

King was an art graduate who lived in Florida and Virginia at various points in her life. She had been married for 19 years at the time of her death, and had five children. The woman was honored in a funeral service in her home town following the incident. If someone you love has been injured on a roller coaster, then you may be able to seek damages. Even if the ride did not malfunction, theme parks are required to post warnings at the front of the ride detailing what people with health conditions should hop out of line. For example, if you are pregnant and go on a roller coaster because there was not a warning saying that expectant mothers should not ride, and then become sick as a result, you may have the right to sue because you were not adequately warned. Talk to a personal injury attorney today if you want more information about roller coaster accidents and how to litigate against a theme park.