Accident on Tornado @ SFGam

Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:45 PM
Text removed... don't paste copyrighted material into the forum. -J
*** Edited 6/12/2006 11:37:51 PM UTC by Jeff***
Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:16 AM
Did you submit the sotry to Jeff so he can post it on the news?

I wonder how she got that gash? I do not recall Tornado's having jagged pieces of pastic hanging out to get you.

Sunday, June 11, 2006 2:05 AM
You go pretty fast on those Tornado slides, could have simply been the seem between two slide pieces or something the girl was wearing in her hair.
Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:37 PM
Hope everyone turns out OK.

This is the same Jim Taylor from SFoG, right? Oh well, "our" loss is the company's gain, that guy (kid, LOL) is *da bomb*.

My best GUESS right now is she came off the raft and hit her head on the very bottom seam in the funnel. :-/

edited for typos...
*** Edited 6/11/2006 4:56:06 PM UTC by rollergator***

Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:47 PM
Yep, Same Jim Tayor. He's actually been pretty busy already since coming to SFGAm. I don't know how many interviews I've seen him do for TV since coming to Chicago.

As for the Tornado thing...It does seem weird that something like that would happen. I've been on 6 or 8 of them around the country and have never seen or encountered anyone having problems. I haven't been on the SFGAm one yet though. Does it have the "stop slats" part of the way up the funnel to keep you from going to far up the sides?

Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:58 PM
^ Aren't those "stop slats" also the water-piping that keeps the sides of the funnel wet? I know when HW first got theirs and allowed four *adult-ish* ;) riders on the tubes, we got WAYYYY up on the sides of the funnel, coming too close to those things...
Sunday, June 11, 2006 7:38 PM
It is a fun ride, i've been on the one at SFA and you go up pretty far. I don't really see how you could get hurt on it though, as long as you hold on. Maybe the girl wasn't holding on?
Sunday, June 11, 2006 7:41 PM
I'm wondering if her riding partner kicked her in the head on the way down.
Monday, June 12, 2006 6:06 PM
Even if you get cut on an exposed piece of metal like a seam, you don't get a concussion from it.

It's terrible the girl was hurt, but I don't get the comment from the other kid's mom about how lucky they were to be alive because the drop is so huge. The drop didn't get any larger after they got in line for the ride. If she was concerned about it, she shouldn't have let the kids ride.

Monday, June 12, 2006 6:19 PM
"When I see Keely coming out she was unconscious," said Lisa Lovelace. "And you can see, evidently her head, it was open."

They complain about my use of Grammar, This is supposedly in print?

Nerological Damage? OMG, Here we go with the lawsuits.

"They are so lucky to be even alive. It is a huge drop," said Lovelace.


It was awful. It was just awful. And, um, and the fact that she had no memory," said Sharon Vercellotti.

Wow, 15 seconds max of unconciouness.

More drama

Lovelace and Vercellotti say hospital officials told them that more than half a dozen kids have been treated at the emergency room because of injuries sustained on the Tornado. They are calling for it to be shutdown

Hearsay, However just about any major ride or slide has it's share of inccidents, Usually rider error. And the park vollentaraly shut the ride down so whats with the added drama?

Chuck, about sick of crappy worst case scenario news articles. What about GIRL HAPPY TO BE OK AFTER INCCIDENT ON TORNADO SLIDE? Therefore not ASS/U/ME'ing blame in the title?


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