Even if his family or friends read this, I'd still say that it was extremely stupid. Jumping into a ride area with a ride like that is like running around on the freeway with all the cars being unable to stop. If it's true that he tried to touch the ride as it passed, it would be akin to trying to grab the front bumper of a semi with no brakes at freeway speeds.
I feel sorry for the riders who witnessed it, and I feel really bad for Six Flags in this. They couldn't have been asked to do any more, and the fact that the media is now bringing up the accident they had from last year again and comparing the two in almost every article, this just can't be good for a chain that is really, really struggling as it is.