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6/27/07-Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Family of girl injured on theme park releases first public statement

We are hearing for the first time from the family of a girl who had both feet severed while on a ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

Today (June 26th) the parents of Kaitlyn Lasitter released a statement through Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville thanking everyone across the country who have been supporting their daughter with many positive thoughts and prayers.

Statement From Vanderbilt University Medical Center Regarding Kaitlyn Lasitter:

"The parents of Kaitlyn Lasitter would like to acknowledge everyone across the country that have been supporting their daughter with many positive thoughts and prayers over the last six days.

"At this time Kaitlyn remains in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
            
"Kaitlyn's parents would like to state for the record that despite claims in the media by representatives from Kentucky Kingdom Theme Park, at no time has any representative of the theme park been in touch with members of the family.

"Until further notice Kaitlyn's parents ask members of the news media to please respect their wishes for privacy during this difficult time.

Following the release of the above statement, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom PR Manager Carolyn McLean emailed us the following response:

"Representatives from Kentucky Kingdom traveled to the hospital immediately following the accident and were there for some time before the family requested that they leave.

"We are deeply saddened by this incident and of course have genuine concern for the well-being of the entire family. We stand ready to be of any assistance we possibly can."

By Mark Schnyder 

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