Coney Island Cyclone may have been closed due to accident
Posted Sunday, September 11, 2005 12:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff
According to the New York Post, the city closed the Coney Island Cyclone after a mishap last Saturday that sent four people to the hospital with whiplash. Officials allegedly said it was closed for maintenance.
Yeah that sounds suspicious to me,I mean shouldn't the track gauge have been checked prior to the coaster opening in the morning?any reputable park,no matter how small would ensure that such inspections are performed well before allowing anyone to get on the ride.
The park originally told the New York Daily News it was closed for "minor, routine repairs". Later, it came out that there was indeed an incident that sent four to the hospital. The accident may not have been kept "under wraps" from the authorities, but it was from the press, at least initally.
No, not at all (although there are "accuracy police" who have had a thing or two to say about Fox News). I'm just pointing out that just because something gets "good ratings" doesn't mean it's good (or accurate).
-Nate*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 9/11/2005 10:35:32 PM ***
I'm just joking...is there any such thing as accurate media? Those from the right hate CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS et al! Those from the left don't like Fox News! I just take everything with a grain of salt! The media are in it to sell advertising. Accurate news is secondary and I dare say----often in conflict with advertising sales!
On subject...has anyone proven/disproven what has been said in this story? Did they hide an accident as was reported?
We've gotten off track a bit...if this is true...I would love some inside information about how they thought they could bury this story...?
Let's keep in mind, things happen. Our thoughts and prayers always go out to anyone who may have been hurt in any way. But still, things happen, and I believe the park when they say these are minor repairs...The brakes falling off, a track piece falling off, an entire train's restraint system fails, that is a major repair...