Monday, June 27, 2016

Another Reason Why I Hate Roller Coasters

From the Scotland Daily Record:
THREE children were seriously hurt when a rollercoaster flew off the rails and crashed at M&D's theme park on Sunday.
Five other kids and two adults were also injured after a carriage on the Tsunami ride shot off at 40mph and derailed, plunging 20 ft to the ground next to a children's ride.
Emergency crews were called to theme park at 3.37pm with one witness saying casualties were trapped in the wreckage for up to an hour.
There were believed to be nine passengers on the ride at the time of the incident.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Chief Inspector David Bruce said police received numerous calls at 3.49pm.
He said: "Along with other emergency services we attended immediately and on arrival it became clear that a series of five gondolas connected on a train on the Tsunami ride have detached from the rails, struck the superstructure and then struck the ground.
"As a result of this accident 10 people have been injured, two adults and eight children.
“A joint investigation by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive is now under way.”
The story goes that 5 cars left the ride completely and landed on a children's ride.
As I get older and apparently wimpier, I don't like roller coasters like I used to and this has always been a fear of mine, that the cars would fly off the tracks or I fly out a seat and now I have a real reason to wanting to ride the roller coasters.

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