As hinted at earlier, the family of Sgt. James Hackemer has sued the owners and managers of Darien Lake over his death on the Ride of Steel.  His sister had previously said that the family didn’t blame the park, but, not unreasonably, the lawyer says that was said in the emotional aftermath, and before the facts of the case — and the investigation finding the operators (and their training) to be at fault — had come out.

In another story I hadn’t previously seen, it’s reported that Sgt. Hackemer was offered — but did not take — a brochure for people with disabilities.  That brochure (and the signage outside the ride) included the requirement that Ride of Steel riders have two legs.  According to the report, he said that he already had a copy of the brochure, but that evidently can’t be confirmed.