Double Amputee and Iraq War Veteran Dies After Being Ejected From a Roller Coaster in NY

U.S. Army Sgt. James Hackemer, an Iraq War veteran and double amputee, died in a tragic roller coaster accident at Darien Lake Theme Park in upstate New York, according to ABC News affiliate WKBW-TV in Buffalo. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, Hackemer was ejected from the park's "Ride of Steel" as it was operating. Hackemer was in the very front of the ride, according to Genesee County Sheriff Sgt. Greg Walker. The restraints on the roller coaster are a lap bar and seat belt. Hackemer was...Full Story
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