Man drives car into Pharaoh's Fury at DelGrosso's

Posted Friday, September 4, 2009 11:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A man driving himself to the hospital to treat a broken finger passed out and drove off the road, crashing into DelGrosso's swinging ship ride. Decking was destroyed and the ride was damaged.

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Friday, September 4, 2009 1:26 PM
phoenixphan :-)'s avatar

Wow, how bizzare and unfortunate for all involved. I wonder if the parks insurance covers this?


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Friday, September 4, 2009 1:27 PM
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That's one of the Cypress rides, right?


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Friday, September 4, 2009 1:32 PM

How many times have I been told to "keep both hands on the wheel". If you can't do that and cause an accident, (whether it be because you are too busy with a cell phone or part of that hand is broken) you shouldn't have been driving. I feel for him, but he acted irresponsibly with this. Glad nobody else was hurt and he wasn't killed. This is one of the cypress rides btw.

Last edited by P18, Friday, September 4, 2009 1:34 PM
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Friday, September 4, 2009 1:34 PM
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Yes it is Jeff.


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Friday, September 4, 2009 4:56 PM

phoenixphan :-) said:
Wow, how bizzare and unfortunate for all involved. I wonder if the parks insurance covers this?

Assuming the guy has car insurance then they should cover it.

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Friday, September 4, 2009 7:27 PM
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P18, the guy was driving to the hospital and passed out while driving. I wouldn't consider it his fault. It was an accident.

Yes, Jeff. that was a new-to-the-park ride, and came from Cypress Gardens. It replaced a similar ride at the same location (and I have had some good memories on the recently removed ride).

I'm sure that the park would have some kind of insurance that will at least help to pay for the damage caused by the accident.

I love how the park spokesperson said that things can be easily replaced, and that their concern was with the guy who hit the ride, not the ride itself. That's very good pr, if you ask me.

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, September 4, 2009 7:28 PM
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Saturday, September 5, 2009 11:59 AM
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And that's why they pay her in premium La Famiglia sauce! LOL


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Sunday, September 6, 2009 1:25 AM

At least he got a ride to the hospital. Ha!

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