Serious accident at Michigan's Adventure

Monday, July 30, 2001 3:33 PM
I was just watching t.v. and there was a preview for the news, it said there was a serious accident at Michigan's Adventure today on the Chaos ride, anybody else heard anything about it?

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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:39 PM
Yea, I just got informed that ferris wheel collapsed...hundreds injured and some deaths. Oh my, this is horrible, I was there just yesterday riding it. Calling in trucks that can lift 100 lbs. This is what I heard from the fire station. Please give out your prayers to the victims.

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Life is a roller coaster...enjoy the ride! *** This post was edited by ST chick on 7/30/2001. ***
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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:43 PM
The ferris wheel? hmmm...they said Chaos on the news, maybe a mix-up? I hope nothing worth closing the park down, i'm going in 2 weeks!

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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:46 PM
Please, as soon as anyone finds a link to a story on the Web, post it here and submit to news.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:49 PM
Sorry guys, someone from the fire station said ferris wheel...It is chaos. The arm came off the mount and colapsed on its side...serious injuries...2 life threatening.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:50 PM
http://www.wzzm13.com/

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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:01 PM
Hmmmm if it is indeed the Choas, then this is one of three in the Cedar Fair chain, I wonder if they will close the ones at CP and VF.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:01 PM
I posted the site to news but it said it would take 3 days to put it on this site! I thought it would put it on now, anyway the news site said riders are trapped beneath the ride and serious injuries.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:02 PM
The Coaster Gods are definately not among us today. First Anton, now this...
When will it end? I sure hope everyone is okay.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:02 PM
Eggs is right. How the hell many bad things are gonna happen to us today? Don't forget about that accident at zero-g.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:06 PM
I can't find another news site, but the t.v. just came on with breaking news and said 36 people on ride at time, ride collapsed and there are some life threatening injuries.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:11 PM
It also stated that they had to airlift two people to the hospital. The odd thing is the picture they shows you could still see people riding Shivering Timbers in the background. I guess they dont close the park down, although it might be a good idea. I hope everyone is ok. Man, it seems like there are alot of accidents this year.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:12 PM
OMG, I am speechless. This is really horrible, I hope everyone is alright.

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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:25 PM

Side note on the Chaos...the wife and bro-in-law were stuck on the Chaos at CP on opening day. It was the second ride for them of the day(arrived for rope drop in the morning), so I'm chalking that one up to first day mishaps.

Late breaking on the news...2 serious being airlifted to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. The ride collapsed because the center bearing had failed on the ride. The pictures on TV looks as if they have gotten the main disk of the ride pulled up enough and stabilized and they are removing more riders. There were 26 total on at the time of the incident.
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If you show up then you're there....
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:35 PM
Another local news website..bad info right now, but look for good updates: http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=418579&nav=0Rcd0Uts

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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:35 PM
there's hardly any info about the accident on that web link.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:43 PM
Ok, Sorry that this only happened about 1 hour ago, and that there is no movie out about it yet. There are people out there that are still stuck, and 2 that are seriously injured. Is that all you have to say? I can't believe you.
What if that was you stuck in there? Think about it..
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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:54 PM
that sucks...
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:55 PM
Another live report, rest of Michigan's Adventure keeps going while Chaos is still being stabalized, 2 level 1(bad)injuries, 3 level 2(medium-bad)injuries, and many level 3 and 4 injuries, people still trapped on top of ride.

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Welcome back riders, how was your ride...Enjoy your day, here at Cedar Point, America's roller coast.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 4:56 PM
I hate to say this but it seems like there needs to be more regulations on amusement parks. there has been way too many accidents during the past months and they all could have been avoidable. This is awful , my prayers go out to the two seriously injured people.
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