Posted Thursday, May 30, 2002 12:19 PM | Contributed by NITROman
Alton Towers confirmed today that a boy suffered lacerations to head after entering restricted area of Alton Towers' Nemesis, being struck by the train. The ride was emergency stopped as soon as the crew became aware of his entry to the area. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
A similar incident last Sunday killed an employee entering the restricted area of Six Flags Over Georgia's Batman.
Read the press release from Alton Towers.
Even if I lost something I would not be that stupid...
I almost feel sorry for these people because of there lack of common sense.
I fool so feelish....
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Wow - much of the action on Nemesis happens very close to the ground - if I chose to scale a fence on an inverted, Nemesis would be the last one I would pick. It's fast, dives in and out of the ground, and traverses a "pit" filled with jagged rock edges. That person may have had a death wish....
What's harder to believe is that this person entered the coaster's interior property from the station area. From what I can remember (and the details are hazy), there's no "safe" path into or out of the station unless you're 1.) on the coaster itself; or 2.) in one of the entrance queues or exits. Pretty gutsy, I'd say - just looking at Nemesis up close makes me nervous....not to mention going into a restricted area around the ride.
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These are terrorists, taking out all of our favorite rides, one day at a time.
But seriously, this is getting out of hand. The Batman guy and the kid should first not be past the fence, second should have heard the train coming, and third DON'T GO PAST THE FENCE! Duhh.
Alton Towers very much regrets this incident and will of course continue to monitor the boy’s condition.
Thats pretty nice of them considering it was the boys fault.
OrientExpressKid- even though he may have been able to hear the coaster approaching, it's probably even more challenging to judge the speed of a coaster when the speed of a normal train going down a straight track is hard enough to judge as it is.
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no.1 who the hell is the markey git
no.2 what incompetant reatrd would even think about wandering into nemesis's pit, they would need to be suicidal, and now the worlds scariest coaster just got very bad publicity, this follows on to when some other retards threw coins infront af one of the fast going trains and seriously hurt someone.
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Markey, the CPSC, etc. will and do use anything they can to pretend to make their point. This has documentedly included:
1) Accidents in other countries.
2) Calling fatalities to workers assembling a ride a ride accident to the public.
3) Calling a fatality on a water slide a ride accident even though their definition of an amusement ride specifically excludes water slides.
4) Listing a "ride related brain injury" even though the victem reported symptoms of the brain injury while waiting in line for the ride.
These people will manipulate information in any contorted fashion they can fool the public into believing what they want them to believe.+
*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 5/30/2002. ***
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