Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2003 3:39 AM | 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.
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)?
-Nate*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 3/18/2003 4:29:43 PM ***
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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