Amputee Vet Killed in Coaster Accident

James Hackemer was thrown from ride

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 9, 2011 4:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rough story from the Darien Lake amusement park in upstate New York: A 29-year-old man who lost both legs in the Iraqi war is dead after falling out of a 200-foot-high roller coaster. James Hackemer lost his limbs to a roadside bomb in 2008 and...   Read full story »


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