First Part Of The Kentucky Kingdom Accident Investigation is Complete.

The first part of the investigation into a horrific accident at Six Flags is now finished. Officials tried to figure out why a cable snapped on the "Superman Tower of Power" ride Thursday causing it to sever a 13-year-old girl's feet.

They're about to begin a new phase but wouldn't say exactly what that would be. There's still no word on the girl's condition.

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Thrill ride that severed girl's feet still shut down

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A thrill ride at a Louisville amusement park remains shut down as investigators look into the accident that resulted in a teenagers feet being sheared off.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture spokesman Ted Sloan says the investigation at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom is complete. Now investigators are going over the evidence and witness accounts.

The Department of Agriculture inspects amusement park rides.

Officials say a cable broke loose Thursday on the Superman Tower of Power ride, striking a 13-year-old girl in the legs. Sloan said there's been no determination on what caused the cable to break.

Sloan did not know if investigators had interviewed the girl or her family.

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  • by Amber Location: Virginia Beach on May 17, 2008 at 06:38 PM
    that is horrible. i rode that ride at the kentucky state fair back in 2006. but i wont ride it again now
  • by LoriAnn Location: Dawson Springs on Jul 2, 2007 at 01:56 PM
    Sad thing that happend I rode it like three times in May. Scary to think that it could of happend to anyone.
  • by Tommy Location: Hart Co. KY on Jun 29, 2007 at 02:16 PM
    Is there any video footage of the accident?
  • by Chasidy Location: ky on Jun 27, 2007 at 07:20 PM
    im so sorry to hear about the accidient i hope the young lady gets better and has a normal life like she shud've had...She was just having a little fun and that happens im really sorry and god bless her and her family!! :D
  • by mathew Location: louisville on Jun 27, 2007 at 11:08 AM
    hey kaitlyn this is ur frend mathew i rely hope u get better and keep fighting
  • by MO Location: KY on Jun 26, 2007 at 10:24 AM
    There are 4 people to a section and 4 sections to the ride.
  • by missy Location: ky on Jun 25, 2007 at 09:00 PM
    4 people to a car, on the ride, they said others where hit, but not hurt by the cable. I have ridden that ride many times, it is scary to think of, I am concerned as to why there is no word on the little girl...If they are trying to re-attach her feet? or whats being done.
  • by kateena Location: london on Jun 25, 2007 at 06:31 PM
    this is the worst thing i have ever heard i hope a speedy recovery for this poor girl
  • by Robert Location: Salem, OR on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:47 PM
    I am so worried about this girl. As an adult, I cannot imagine the betrayal of going on a "thrill" ride and getting maimed in such a horrific way. Regardless of culpability, I hope Six-Flags is planning on helping this girl for the long term. I know her name is not being released, but I hope to hear good news soon.
  • by Laura Location: Maryland on Jun 25, 2007 at 12:15 PM
    there is 2 people to a seat right? was the other person hurt? and when the cable snapped it hit other people why didnt they go to the hospital too? if a cable hit me on a ride i would def tell someone..jeez
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