Roller Coaster Accidents

Thursday, February 28, 2002 6:21 AM
Does anyone know of any pics of roller coaster accidents either online, or ones that can be scanned and sent my way. I am talking about pictures other than the ones that were of DeJavu...i have already seen those.
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Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:51 AM
You will find very few photos of roller coaster accidents.  For obvious reasons, parks consider accidents a sensitive issue and keep cameras away except those involved in taking photos for official investigation purposes.

Also, in most cases the physical damage to coasters is small so that the pictures won't show much unless they are closeups showing the bolt or bracket that failed.

Of course, bottom a coaster out or get it stuck on the lift and the helicopters from the local news media will provide lots of photos even though no real accident has occurred.

I did see a couple of photos of the SROS @ SFNE accident, but all they really showed was a train sticking partially out of the station.

Why are you interested anyway?

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:03 AM
Im going to warn people that the next pic is not exactly sutable for all people.  It is a picture taken from the scence of the Mindbender accident in Edmonton.

http://members.aol.com/drcompany/mind.jpg

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:15 AM
I remember that accident vaguely...can you tell me what/how it happened, and when?

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:19 AM
i have a video of the aftermath of that accident. also there is a video of an accident at a park in england (butler's i think). there are a lot of footage available from various coaster enthusiasts from the local news. i also have one of the riverside cyclone accident when it first opened.
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Thursday, February 28, 2002 2:30 PM
I have one thing to say...OUCH!!!!
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Thursday, February 28, 2002 5:59 PM
I was studying the picture and I was wondering...is that a body with a sheet over it under the right side of the track. It's just been bothering me all day and I wanted to find out if it really was or not.
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Thursday, February 28, 2002 6:04 PM
Unfortunatly, looks like it is.

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:07 PM

I heard it happened by either a wheel was loose or the track. I can't remember. Can anyone help me out?

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:14 PM

I have always heard it was some really simple maintenence issues. Like the rear wheels were put on backwards or such.

I believe 3 were killed in the accident though. Seems like the riders in the back seat were crushed and then another from the front of the train fell when it jammed in the inversion.

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Shaggy

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Friday, March 1, 2002 7:01 AM

What was said at West Edmundton was the the car body separated from the chassis due to the failure of some bolts that couldn't be accessed for inspection. This picture doesn't seem to support that though unless part of the train chassis has already been removed.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 10:20 AM
Coasterforce.com has info on accidents, but not pictures.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 11:23 AM

Here is a link for ride accidents and stuff. It has alot of information.

http://members.aol.com/rides911/accidents.htm

Check it out.

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Friday, March 1, 2002 4:59 PM
I was going to post it yesterday but that site was down. So today I saw it was up again.. So I decided to post it. The site has some great stuff. I really like the stuff on the Texas Rattler. Cool site with lots of info.

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