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.
ok, just got home, the two trains crashed, but barely was in the 2nd car of the train that was hit..could barely feel it, any other park-story wouldnt even make the news...in other news Maverick = Amazing, some were saying better than MF..i wont go that far, but simply a gem
Okay, maybe it was a little unfair for me to say that it could be the fault of the maintenance guys who inspect the ride every morning. I know a few of these guys personally and most of them are really nice guys.
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.
The thing that is really bothersome to me is that CP has known of Magnum's "overshooting" problem for freakin' years, but has done nothing to fix it. The few times it was brought up, I was always told "Just don't stack. It won't happen if you don't stack." and that was it.
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.