The dad and mom of an eight yr outdated woman are livid after their daughter was injured at Six Flags Magic Mountain after being struck within the face by a cellphone whereas using a rollercoaster.
They’re now demanding that the park take stronger motion to forestall this from taking place to anybody else.
The brand new Surprise Girl coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain guarantees 3,300 toes of thrills at speeds reaching almost 60 miles an hour.
For 9-year-old Kaiya Kriesberg, it was her first massive coaster trip, and all the pieces was thrilling.
“I simply noticed a cellphone going up within the air,” the younger woman stated. “It form of went sluggish movement and it simply hit my head.”
Kaiya’s mother Emily additionally noticed it.
“I began to see the telephone fly towards her seat and I believed ‘oh no’ that is going to hit her,” the mom stated. “And as quickly because it hit her all I heard her screaming was my head is bleeding my head is bleeding screaming mother.”
On the finish of the trip, Kaiya’s dad ran to her and was shocked to see the harm to his daughter’s brow, but additionally imagining the way it might have been a lot worse.
“What if it hit her within the eye and took out one among her eyes, the worst half is considering if she had her head turned and hit her within the temple at 60 miles and hour that will have killed her probably,” Jesse Kriesberg, Kaiya’s father, stated.
Thankfully Kaiya did not want stitches, however her brow is scarred.
The harm occurred in early August, virtually precisely a month after an identical incident involving an 8-year-old woman from Riverside.
She wanted ten stitches after being struck within the face by a cellphone on Twisted Colossus.
On the time, Six Flags issued an announcement saying clients are warned to not carry unfastened articles and “security is a partnership between our company and the park, and company should comply with all written and verbal directions for secure using.”
The Kriesbergs say they ultimately came upon from LA County Sheriff’s that dropping a cellphone whereas attempting to file your self on a rollercoaster after which injuring somebody is not against the law.
“A cellphone basically being a half pound block of glass and steel when that factor goes up within the air and also you strike it at 70 miles an hour, it is by the grace of God it wasn’t a extra grievous harm. It may occur ultimately,” Legal professional Stacy Tyler stated.
“I believe the legislature ought to move a statute identical to they’ve carried out with cellphones in vehicles which you can’t have them out in your automotive,when you get them out on an amusement park trip it may be a misdemeanor offense and the park might write you up within the police report that they would not take on this specific case,” Legal professional Travis Owens stated.
Within the meantime, the Kriesbergs are encouraging Six Flags to take stronger motion in opposition to anybody who loses their cellphone whereas using a coaster.
“There ought to be a rule that if these children lose their cellphone they’re by no means getting it again or they can not come again to the park or one thing,” Jesse stated.
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