ride accident - where did it really happen?

Monday, May 8, 2006 1:26 PM
I love checking out rideaccidents.com, but I was checking out the newest update and noticed an accident on April 16th. It's about a carnival accident in Valenica, CA

However, on another website they say the accident took place in Tucson, Az you can read it here: http://www.amusementsafety.org/alert_06_safety.htm#may706

so one of these two sites is making stuff up and should double check their work. I'd bet it aso, because rideaccidents.com never gets things wrong everyone tells me they are the best! *** Edited 5/8/2006 5:28:40 PM UTC by Gorman***

Monday, May 8, 2006 1:56 PM
Holy cow!

Look at this


seems this accident took place in Arizona. Looks like ASO was right! :(

what bothers me is that rideaccidents.com got this story wrong. Not that this is a big deal, but if he's making mistakes on something so simple (a location of an accident) what else is he missing in regard to other accidents on his website (rideaccidents.com)?

Monday, May 8, 2006 2:07 PM
I guess this means Carnival season has officially begun!
Monday, May 8, 2006 2:37 PM
A ferris wheel? I saw some quickie news blurb and they showed some spinning ride over on it's side... anyone see this?
Monday, May 8, 2006 2:49 PM
^I wondered that too, then i thought the media make plenty of errors as it is.

When we had a Steam driven tractor accident in Ohio a fews ago, one local news crew said was 'steam-driven boat.' Slight differance there. :)

Monday, May 8, 2006 3:12 PM
I recall that one...the steam tractor literally blew like a pressure cooker.

Personally, I stay away from most carnival rides these days.

Monday, May 8, 2006 3:18 PM
The accident that looked like it was on it side was one of those hang glider rides where you lay on your stomach. I thought the article I read said a sink hole developed under it or something. I just barely caught the story. Edit: I just went on the Ride accident 911 site and saw that there were 6 accidents since 4/20. Man, whats going on already? *** Edited 5/8/2006 7:21:01 PM UTC by stoogemanmoe***
Monday, May 8, 2006 3:19 PM
Falling into a sinkhole MIGHT actually make the Kite Flyer a tad more exciting... ;)

P.S. Since no one was hurt, I can get away with that, right? :)

Monday, May 8, 2006 3:22 PM
Lol Rollergator. I think a new ride will maybe invented from this? :) Kind of like an Explorer?
Monday, May 8, 2006 3:22 PM
The "Medina Incident", yes I remember it very well. That was a case of a disaster waiting to happen. That tractor couldn't get licensed to operate in Michigan, so it was sold to a collector in Ohio. Years ago the threashers in Ohio had succeeded in having the steam tractors exempted from the state boiler code. That has changed, unfortunately for those caught in the middle of that catastrophic failure, a little too late.
Monday, May 8, 2006 3:58 PM
The Kiteflyer was set up at a Cinco de Mayo Festival at the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasedena. This was a case where it wasn't the fault of the ride, it's owner, or operator. This is something that happens rather frequently out here. These sinkholes are the result usually of broken water, irrigation, storm drain or sewer lines flushing out the soil from beneath the pavement. I've seen everything from a bicycle to a city bus swallowed up by these things.
Monday, May 8, 2006 4:24 PM
OK everybody, on the same page... you're discussing 4 different things here, unless a sinkhole developed from Tucson to Pasadena under a steam tractor that fell on its side because it was placed too close to another ride where people ride on their stomachs. All from the "site which shall not be named."

BTW, in that KOLD news article, doesn't it look like the ride in the picture has a few seats missing? Maybe the sinkhole got them.

Monday, May 8, 2006 4:58 PM
Actually, i blame cinco de Mayo for the sinkhole. Must've been the flamenco dancers spinning around like tops causing unstable-earth syndrome. :)
Monday, May 8, 2006 8:20 PM
RGB, no wonder I was so confused! I wondered what a steam train had to do with a sinkhole and what the actual problem was with this ride. Wow!

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