It sounds like a collision on the brake run.
Paul Drabek *** Edited 5/26/2007 5:10:21 PM UTC by Paul Drabek***
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There goes Cedar Point's "perfect" track record... oh wait a minute...
Seriously, though... I think they're probably making it out worse than it can be... because the top speed of the collision would probably be about 10mph at most, which although at a stand-still would cause some whiplash & bruised legs... is probably going to be made out to be worse than what it really was.
The incident was caused when a train did not stop completely in the braking area and continued to roll into the holding area. The train was traveling less than 10 mph when it bumped the stopped train.
Damn, am I good or what?
I hope everyone is okay. The injuries didn't sound too bad.
I also hope CP or Maggie doesn't gain a bad rep for this. It all comes down to the guys who are inspecting the ride daily. If anyone is to blame, they are.
Defective parts or faulty manufacturing certainly wouldn't be the fault of the ride inspectors if they had no prior knowledge of an existing problem.
I'm not flaming...I'm just saying.
That's not fair to anyone.
It's very bad news. I love Maggie a lot, and it's hard to hear that she has malfunctioned.
I think it will get turned into bad news, but it was not a big deal. One dude has an asthma attack and gets treated.
If it was rain preventing the train from completely stopping, then it still could be those guys fault because they still walk from ride to ride and watch for potential problems. It is well known that sometimes Maggie doesn't stop until past the last block when it is wet.
But I will wait for an official blame to come out, if it ever does.
Sorry Chad and Herb, if you are reading this. I know your job can be tough at times.
They relocated the retractable brakes on Millennium due to the overshooting problem in 2000 after a couple trains "bumped." Maybe now Magnum will finally get the treatment it's needed.
Definitely glad no-one was seriously injured.
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