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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*** This post was edited by ST chick on 7/30/2001. ***
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.
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. ------------- If you show up then you're there....
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.. ------------- "Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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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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.