Posted Monday, April 4, 2005 10:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A Taiwanese surgeon says that a woman sustained a brain injury, subdural hematoma, from a roller coaster. The injury can be caused by a number of things, including head trauma and sneezing.
Read more from The China Post.
This article says 8 cases world wide. I thought that Congressman Markey already "knew" of about 70 cases in the US alone. In any case, if you have the condition, something is going to trigger is sooner or later.
The woman is correct about one thing. With her history now, she shouldn't be riding roller coasters, or bicycles, or horses, or doing anything avoidable that might shake her head.
That is the last half-line of every rider safety guide sign at Dorney Park - including the Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Swan Boats, and the trains (it's also in the fun guides / park maps they hand out on the way in). Unfortunately, most people don't ever read that, or if they do they ignore it.
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