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Six Flags St. Louis settles three personal injury lawsuits ahead of Saturday opening

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Six Flags St. Louis has settled three personal injury lawsuits ahead of its opening tomorrow. 

According to court documents obtained by ABC 17 News, two of the lawsuits were related to injuries sustained after the Boomerang rollercoaster stopped mid-ride in 2016. 

All three lawsuits were filed by the parents of teenagers. Two of the teenagers are 16-years-old and the third is a 15 year old. 

According to court documents, the Boomerang lawsuits were settled for $2,432.89 and $3,121.10. The other lawsuit was related to injuries sustained when a tree branch fell on the victim near the Old Chicago Train Station. That was settled for $10,000. Six Flags denied liability in all three lawsuits. 

Per Missouri law, any serious injury sustained on an amusement park ride must be immediately reported to the State Fire Marshall. The operator of the ride must also cease operation until the Missouri Department of Public Safety has determined that the ride is safe for public use. 

This comes as an ex-Schlitterbahn exec has been charged in connection to the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, who died while riding the Verruckt waterslide at the Kansas water park. 

The indictment alleges the two people who designed the waterslide had no engineering background. It also alleges that the people who were responsible for the waterslide's operation knew they were guilty of criminal misconduct and tried to hide evidence from law enforcement. 

Following Caleb's death, a new law was passed in Kansas in an effort to strengthen amusement park regulations. 


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