Kid Breaks Leg On Alpengeist

A kid broke his leg while riding this beast yesterday late afternoon.

If he had bone problems, why he'd board? Feel bad for him, but, man.

http://amusementsafety.org/safety_news.htm#aug1206 *** Edited 8/12/2006 5:50:49 AM UTC by Gorman***

That's not cool at all. I hope it's not to serious.
SFoGswim's avatar
What an indepth article:

"Apparently the teen had some type of pre-existing medical condition which had to do with bones in his legs"


Welcome back, red train, how was your ride?!
^LMAO

That's a great quote.

I guess I should add the "It just hasn't been a good year...." post.

-Geewhzz
People who know they have problems should not get on coasters if the problem has the potential to affect them during the ride. PERIOD!!! Rider Error once again.
Although, I agree someone should not ride if they have a pre-existing condition, I wouldn't think twice about riding a B&M invert even if I did have toothpick legs. The forces on your legs are so minimal it's hard to picture a B&M being able to break legs...
DawgByte II's avatar
What is the ASO? Is that the Amusement Safety Orginization?

What does the rating mean... it says 2.5 stars out of 4... is that the safety factor, such as Mean Streak & Predator having a half star out of 4 (both being Dinn/Summers creations)...

Anybody shed any light what would constitute as a 4/4 & a 1/4 or less?

Vater's avatar
Here is the 'real' news article:

http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?S=5271251&nav=ZolHbyvj

DawgByte, I wouldn't even try to read into the ASO's rating system. Following up the 'article' with "This attraction received an approval rating of 2 1/2 out of 4 from ASO," is kind of like saying "Little Susie Schwartz from Mud Lick, Kentucky, thinks that puppies are cute."

Great...but who friggin' cares?

Yay for the Asshole Sucker Orgasm! (That's ASO, for those who don't know.) Great job again, Jason and crew.
Geeze poeple, so what if he had a pre-existing condition. He went on the coaster to have fun just like everyone else. If he broke his legs in the process, it's because god wanted it, and we should accept this. You shouldn't get in the way of what's meant to be.

[/end extremist joke from goliath thread] *** Edited 8/12/2006 5:28:22 PM UTC by P18***

ApolloAndy's avatar
ASO is full of trolls who have no credentials. Much like Jack Thompson complaining about video games (for those of you familiar with that saga).

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Thanks for wasting 30 seconds of my life going to that BS website. I should have known. And who made the knucklehead decision to airlift to Norfolk? A pure waste of money. Sit in traffic and like it.
Femur fractures are serious... not a big suprise he was flown out. I can't quite understand how one would break even a weakened femur on the ride, though, unless it would have broken if he just stood upright on it.
Any update on this? How one can break a leg on a roller coaster, kind of strange. :-/
coasterqueenTRN's avatar
If this was true how was the kid able to WALK to the coaster? The terrain in and around Busch Gardens would of been more of a strain on the femur than Alpengeist.

-Tina

^Easy -- wheel chair. ;)
coasterqueenTRN's avatar
Ahhh, now that would make sense. ;) Still, the kid's femur must of been VERY weakened.

-Tina

Just out of curiousity I went to ASO's site. Why don't they just say "If you go to an amusement park, you'll get hurt/maimed/killed!" ? [/end sarcasm]

Anyway, I hope the kid's doing OK, and am wondering why the heck he got on in the first place?

coasterqueenTRN's avatar
^I read ASO's website when I need a good laugh. ;)

-Tina

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