Six Flags Over Texas is investigating after a woman fell from its Texas Giant roller coaster and died late last week. Here's a look at other horrific amusement park accidents through the years:
Haunted Castle (1984) -- Eight teens are trapped and killed when this haunted house attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey caught fire. Multiple fire departments were called in to extinguish the inferno, which injured seven others.
Rivers of America (1973 and 1983) -- In 1973, two brothers stayed on Disneyland's Tom Sawyer's Island past closing time and attempted to swim back by crossing the Rivers of America attraction. The older brother, 18, drowned while trying to carry his 10-year-old brother on his back. In 1983, an 18-year-old man drowned while trying to pilot a rubber emergency boat from Tom Sawyer's Island that he and a friend had stolen.
Giant Dipper (1923) -- A 16-year-old named Sam Joelson is killed when he stood up while riding the Giant Dipper roller coaster at Ocean Park Pier in California and fell to his death.
Matterhorn (1964 and 1984) -- In 1964, a 15-year-old boy died after he stood up on this Disneyland ride and fell out. Twenty years later, a woman was killed when she fell from her seat and was hit by an oncoming car.
Batman: The Ride (2008) -- A teenager jumps the fence of this ride at Six Flags Over Georgia to retrieve his hat and is decapitated in the process.
Superman: Tower of Power (2007) -- As riders ascended Superman: Power of Tower at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, a cable snapped, whipped around and severed a 13-year-old girl's feet.
Skybucket (1975) -- One of the gondolas slipped off its cable and plummeted 50 feet into the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, Calif., killing one of the two occupants.
Roaring Rapids (1999) -- At Six Flags Over Texas, a woman drowns on the Roaring Rapids ride when an inflatable boat deflated and overturned in 2 to 3 feet of water, trapping her underneath.
Rolling Thunder (1981) -- An employee at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey falls to his death during a Rolling Thunder test ride. According to the park, he "may have assumed an unauthorized riding position that did not make use of the safety feature of the restraining devices."
Mini Himalaya (1996) -- Part of an 8-year-old girl's scalp is ripped off when her hair gets caught in a motor behind her seat on the Mini Himalaya ride at the now-closed Bonkers 19 amusement park in Weymouth, Mass.
Superman: Ride of Steel (2004) -- A man is thrown from the final turn of this ride at Six Flags New England in Massachusetts, hitting the rail and falling to the ground below. He is pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Lightnin' Loops (1987) -- A girl not strapped into her shoulder harness properly falls to her death on this roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
Revolution (1996) -- An employee at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California slipped while trying to cross the tracks of the Revolution roller coaster, falling into a four-foot pit under the tracks. She was killed when the coaster struck her.
Joker's Jukebox (2003) -- A grandmother helping strap her 4-year-old grandson into this ride at Six Flags New Orleans is killed after it suddenly started and one of the ride cars struck her in the head.
Much like the information coming from our First Alert weather center, people along the coast are feeling rather certain wet weather is going to bear down on us soon after more than four years of drought.