I find this one hard to believe. That skyride moves very slowly, there is more than enough walkway for even the slowest person to get on, and the e-stop is within easy reach of the operators. I tried to find another source, but only one link came up in google. That one link leads to a blank page.
Hey, I have an idea. Let's collect stories about accidents that have happened in amusement parks and carnivals over the past decade. Then put bylines and dates on them to make it look like they all happened in the past week.
My fiance and her husband had the kids at IB a few years ago and her daughter was 4 and my fiance was turned around trying to put her daughter in the seat and the Op was not paying attention. My fiance was moving backward with the seat and was trying to get in the seat with her daughter and she slipped and got her leg caught under the seat with her toes dragging behind the back of the seat, and her jacket got caught on one of the safety bars. Everyone was yeiing for the op to stop the ride and he just froze not knowing what to do. Her husband at the time was smart and ran over and hit the stop button. To make matters worse, they went to go and get a wheel chair and IB tried to charge them for renting the wheel chair. Don't get me wrong, I love IB but the op could have used some better training of what to do in an emergency. She still has alot of problems with her knee too. *** Edited 5/22/2006 11:23:47 PM UTC by stoogemanmoe***
RatherGoodBear said: Hey, I have an idea. Let's collect stories about accidents that have happened in amusement parks and carnivals over the past decade. Then put bylines and dates on them to make it look like they all happened in the past week.
I agree with you 100% It seems as if they are just adding story after story. However, I know when I showed my wife these stories (she's unknowledgable when it comes to amusement parks, sorry, hunny ;) ) she was kind of amazed. So of course she showed everyone in her office building and they too asked, "does stuff like this really happen?"
If anything, whoever runs this ASO clearly is trying to show amusement parks in a really dim light. And that's not cool! :(
Just an FYI, but the Indiana Beach skyride does have the safety nets after the station platform. I always thought a ride like this could be kind of dangerous...Indiana Beach is always being sued, that poor little park (and usually for dumb things, not ride accidents)!
I have been to Indiana Beach once and it wasn't that bad of a place.
I actually think its better than "not that bad".
I was on this ride when the woman fell off. I came home that night and asked on Coasterbuzz if anyone else was there. No one was.
The stop was apparently was hit at some point because I was on the ride for 20 mintutes stuck in the middle, unaware of what was happening.
I'm still perplexed as to how anyone could not get seated in time.
Glitch, I havn't seen you post for awhile. I figured you were busy with drum core or something.
My mistake, this is an entirely different incident than the one I was refering to. I actually didn't realize that this had happened but I am still perplexed. *** Edited 5/23/2006 3:25:42 AM UTC by Wabash Cannonball***
No drum core for me :) just busy with a new job. And I agree, it is pretty confusing as to how someone couldn't get on the seat in time. This whole thing sounds kind of fishy. You either get on or you don't. If you weren't on in time, why would you grab the seat and drag yourself off the platform? It wouldn't be that hard to just move aside...but I guess that would mean you'd have to use common sense.