Carnival reopens after ride collapses

Posted | Contributed by supermandl

It took several hours Monday to take away the crumpled Evolution ride from a carnival at Jacksonville's Regency Square that collapsed Friday night, trapping several people and injuring three. The cause of the collapse is unknown.

Read more from WJXT/Jacksonville.

I saw a brief glimpse of the accident report on the news last night & thought that ride looked familiar,I recognized the seating ring anywhere although at first glance I thought it might've been a huss frisbee.

From what I could see in the brief 5 second photo that was broadcast it appears that the ride wasn't properly anchored to the ground in any way so it should come as no surprise as to how easily it tipped over.

"From what I could see in the brief 5 second photo that was broadcast it appears that the ride wasn't properly anchored to the ground in any way so it should come as no surprise as to how easily it tipped over."

How would you have anchored it differently so that the accident would not have occurred (especially since most portable rides are almost never anchored to the ground)?

Adam

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And was it really necessary for you to respond to IF's post at all? Geez, now you people have me doing it!

Is there anywhere that there may be better pictures of this that may be bigger or of better resolution? Anyone from the J-ville area have any more links?

Also, it is quite common to anchor traveling rides to the ground. In many cases it's illegal to do it any other way. Not all rides have outriggers or are able to be held down by a sandbag.

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