Jim Malek gave an interview regarding who may be liable for the tragedy on ABC Channel 6.
In regards to the accident he had this to say:
“As long as they follow the safety rules, and we don’t know that at this point in time, this accident should not have occurred”
A question was posed to Jim regarding the fact that the riders had signed waivers. Jim’s answer was that you expect that you may get hit by a foul ball at a baseball game but . . .
“Most people that ride a ride don’t assume under any circumstances that it’s going to fall apart in midair and cause serious injury and death”