“With No Safety Oversight, Six Flags Will Investigate Roller Coaster Death Itself,” says a U.S. News headline that we totally could have written. Does it surprise you to learn that this death trap of an unregulated roller coaster is in Texas? No, of course it doesn’t. Does it surprise you that there are absolutely zero elected or appointed officials charged with coordinating the legislative, bureaucratic, or legal ramifications of such a death? No, it is Texas, so this too is unsurprising.
So guess who is investigating Six Flags in Arlington? Why, Six Flags! Why? There's NOBODY ELSE TO LOOK.
Six Flags initially said in a statement that it was “working with authorities” to figure out what happened. But it later had to admit that it was running the investigation itself because there are no authorities to work with.
There's no oversight investigating Texas amusement parks, because there's literally no oversight governing Texas amusement parks.
America, because freedom.