A 17-year old boy was killed today when he was struck by a speeding Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia. Before the accident, he scaled two security fences, reportedly to retrieve a hat he'd lost earlier on the ride.
Full Story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25431893/>1=43001AUSTELL, Ga. - A teenager was decapitated by a roller coaster after he hopped a pair of fences and entered a restricted area Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia, authorities said.
Six Flags officials are uncertain why the unidentified 17-year-old from Columbia, S.C. scaled two six-foot fences and passed signs that said the restricted area was both off-limits and dangerous to visitors, spokeswoman Hela Sheth said in a news release.
Authorities were investigating reports from witnesses who said the teenager jumped the fences to retrieve a hat he lost while riding the Batman roller coaster, said Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce. Three security guards were keeping visitors away from the ride on Saturday.