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Amputee veteran kept off amusement park ride

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An Army veteran who lost both legs in Iraq was upset after being prohibited from using some of the thrill rides at the Six Flags Great Escape amusement park last weekend. Marissa Strock says she was allowed on five rides during a family outing to the park Saturday, only to be denied permission to ride a sixth. She said she was told she shouldn’t have been allowed on any of the rides, due to safety ...


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JIMOCONNOR
July 10, 2014
9:07 a.m.

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The ''RIGHT TO RISK'' clauses in the 1983 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act should be at play here. Residual limb length plays a large part in residual function and balance. I wonder if a properly worded waiver would protect the operator.

We need to remember; although we have the ''right to risk,'' it only applies to ourselves as individuals, not others around us. One needs to take into account unintended projectiles their risk might create.

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