Boomerang roller coaster injures three at Trimper's

Posted Friday, July 23, 2010 12:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Fire crews were called to the Tidal Wave roller coaster to find three injured kids, complaining of back and neck injuries. The ride was not stuck in any way. The ride remains closed for investigation.

Read more from The Baltimore Sun.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:21 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Riding on the coat tails of the LaRonde story? :)

Friday, July 23, 2010 1:28 PM
staticman00's avatar

We all knew this day was coming. The Boomerang uprising is upon us. Everyone put on their neck braces and ready your weapons, and God help us all.

Last edited by staticman00, Friday, July 23, 2010 1:29 PM
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Friday, July 23, 2010 1:30 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

Very confusing story. Fire dept says no fire, but the state regulators say a mechanical failure caused a fire. In either case the kids had non-fire related injuries.

I think I am going to stay off Boomers for a while.

Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

Friday, July 23, 2010 9:48 PM

Back/neck pains on a boomerang... business as usual

Friday, July 23, 2010 11:08 PM
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DaveStroem said:I think I am going to stay off Boomers for a while.

Do you avoid driving too?

Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:37 AM

I rode Tidal Wave two years ago, and loved it (and I'm not a Booomerang fan). Hope it's back up for my Ocean City/Trimpers trip next weekend.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:33 PM

jonnytips said:
Back/neck pains on a boomerang... business as usual

Sounds about right. Sit in the back seat and tell me how your back/neck does through that friggin' loop.

Interested to see what happened...

Saturday, July 24, 2010 2:04 PM
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...the three were shaken up after a cable cracked on the Tidal Wave roller coaster shortly after the ride began. [url=[url][url]] Link

Last edited by Mamoosh, Saturday, July 24, 2010 2:05 PM
Saturday, July 24, 2010 2:23 PM
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Mamoosh said:Do you avoid driving too?

LOL, Our last trip was 800 miles in one day. The trip before that was 2600 miles. So no, I don't avoid driving.

Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 3:20 PM
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So you still drive despite the fact that accidents involving cars vastly outnumbers accidents on roller coasters, and yet you claim you'll stay away from Trimpers?

Yeah, that makes sense.... :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010 3:48 PM

^ Always hear the same thing after a plane crash. Don't get the logic on it. Factor in that Boomerangs are the most cloned coasters out there. There's over 40 of them operating with several hundred riders per hour, chances are pretty good you'll pull through. :)

Unless there is an actual Maximum Overdrive style Boomerang revolt happeninging...

Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:45 PM

Let's be fair to Dave, Moosh; comparing the frequency of driving a car to riding Boomerangs is like comparing breathing to taking a poo. (everyone knows we all do it, but we'd never survive if we did it all the time)

But following my parallel of analogies, I sure hope no one rides boomerangs as much as they take a poo.... unless there's a correlation there!

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:25 PM
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Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:13 PM
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Maybe he poos differently? Perhaps not sitting down? That would really mess with the old saying. :)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:22 PM
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I agree that Boomerangs are comparable to poo.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:49 PM

Mamoosh said:
I agree that Boomerangs are comparable to poo.

Which could lead us into a "which coaster would you most like to flush down the toilet?" thread....

Sunday, July 25, 2010 2:29 AM

And thus another thread goes straight down the donniker...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, July 26, 2010 4:11 PM
Vater's avatar

Typical Haiku
Doesn't usually rhyme
But this ends with 'poo'

Monday, July 26, 2010 4:38 PM
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I usually avoid riding boomerangs, but not because of random accidents at other park...

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