Teen paralyzed after jumping coaster fence sues operator

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A teen seriously hurt at the Red River Exhibition in Winnipeg two years ago is suing the Ex and North American Midway Entertainment. Adam Martens, who is now 18, was hit by the undercarriage of a car on the Crazy Mouse roller coaster when he walked through a gap in a fence to get his baseball cap, which blew off during the ride, according to court documents filed Tuesday in Winnipeg.

Read more from The CBC.

Monday, June 22, 2015 2:55 PM

I went to a NASCAR race a few years ago and the local news reported that another fan drank to the point of alcohol poisoning and was found dead in the parking lot. Does that make me a survivor?

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Monday, June 22, 2015 2:58 PM

Yes. Not only of that, but of many other things down there to the NASCAR race.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 3:28 PM

I'm glad it wasn't just me then.

That period (two years or so) after the last SRM sucked. In case you forgot, there was a backlash against us enthusiasts from parks because we were supposed to be responsible and knowledgeable riders. That trust was broken. Plus parks were getting tired of the elitest egos that attended said events. All of those cool events pretty much disappeared and it was up to the true freaks who had to plan out their own events in order to continue to meet up in person.

I was shocked that HW even allowed another event again. And I wasn't the least bit surprised at their gaurded attitude towards us when those events returned.

Seriously. Quit bringing it up and stop making it about yourself.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 3:33 PM

I've been reading coasterbuzz for more than 10 years now, (dare I say) religiously. I respect and trust almost all of the veterans opinions. I'm sorry to say that Regulus is a rare exception and (in my opinion) has now surpassed Timber-Rider as the #1 douche on coasterbuzz.

I believe Regulus is a level 3.

I almost broke out the old B-Side W.A.S.P. track titled "Douchebag Blues" but it's too inappropriate for this forum.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 7:51 PM

I don't like to bash, but I'm going to anyways. Ever since Regulus revealed that he enthusiastically anticipates a civil war between gays and certain Christians, I lost all respect for him. He actually wants to war against gay people with weapons of mass destruction. He comes off to me as an insane person, like the kind of guy who would shoot up a gay wedding or something.

He's probably a really nice guy though. lol

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Monday, June 22, 2015 9:06 PM

Does this 5 megaton warhead go with my pumps?

Last edited by Bombayeclipse542, Monday, June 22, 2015 9:07 PM
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Monday, June 22, 2015 9:58 PM

I'd rather use Weapons of mass IRRITATION! The US Military needs to dig up every Fire Ant nest in the US and place the ants in capsules, which are then placed on our missiles (replacing the nukes). Then when a country does something to P**s us off (For Example 9/11) we fire these missiles at the enemy. Then, while they are doing the "Red Ant Macarena" we just walk in and take over. The enemy will be too busy dancing and scratching to fight!

PS I wear that shirt because SRM 2003 was one of the best events I ever attended UNTIL that lady did a "Darwin"stood up on the Raven and got killed, RUINING this event. And you're right Raven Phile, it was "The 9/11 of coaster events. It gave us coaster nuts a Black Eye. The reason I wear that shirt is simply remind people that one person can ruin things for a whole group. It's just like those stickers I see on cars to this day "9/11 - Never Forget".

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Monday, June 22, 2015 10:18 PM

Hey, don't you go crediting that to me. I didn't say it.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 11:11 PM

Seriously? Someone died, and your take-away, Infamous Regulus, is that a coaster enthusiast event was ruined. Someone died, and all you can think about is yourself.

Seriously? You've clutched this T-shirt to your breast for twelve years to "remind people that one person can ruin things"? I hate to break this to you, but you are simply not that important.

Nobody but you cares that your favorite enthusiast event was "ruined" by someone who had the poor taste to die during the event. The few people at an enthusiast event who even recognize the significance of your prized T-shirt will not be reminded that one person "ruined" the event. They're far more likely to be appalled at your level of self-absorption.

Seriously? You continue to equate one person who died because of their own poor choice with the death of thousands who died through no fault of their own as justification?

You disgust me.

Last edited by slithernoggin, Monday, June 22, 2015 11:51 PM
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Monday, June 22, 2015 11:32 PM

Regulus said:

I'd rather use Weapons of mass IRRITATION!

Mission accomplished. :D

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Monday, June 22, 2015 11:56 PM

LostKause said:

Ever since Regulus revealed that he enthusiastically anticipates a civil war between gays and certain Christians...

I had FORGOTTEN about the completely RANDOM capitalizing OF words for no apparent REASON. Maybe the sleeve of his(?) 12-year old SRM T-shirt kept hitting the caps lock key?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:17 AM

He doesn't care that someone died. It was her own fault, after all. So he's fine in pinning the blame for ruining his best ever coaster event on her. He wears a shirt as a reminder that one person can ruin it for everyone. (Now, that's productive.)
He somehow thinks the events of that day equal the single most tragic day in our nation's history.
He's the type of person who wishes a painful death to people in other countries just because they piss us off.
He's the type of person who thinks it's his business to judge others, especially about their orientation and who they choose to love.

He's a good Christian, though. So good, in fact, he won't spell out the word piss. No, that would be some kind of sin.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:44 AM

HeyIsntThatRob? said:

Stop making it about yourself

This a million times.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:47 AM
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:16 AM

Regulus said:

Then when a country does something to P**s us off (For Example 9/11) we fire these missiles at the enemy.

You do know that 9/11 was not sanctioned by a state, right? Terrorists don't generally claim any national allegiance.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:39 AM

Tamar Fellner...Osama Bin Laden...ok, yeah, I see the relation.

I'm not sure I've seen anyone insert their foot further in their mouth (or head further up their ass) with each new post they make.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:58 AM

This is all I can see whenever I see a Regulus post.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:49 PM

In addition to being a Gay Homosexual, I am also a Godless Aethist, and thus have no belief in an afterlife.

That said, I take some pleasure in thinking that Regulus has already bought his one way ticket to whatever eternal suffering and/or damnation his faith believes in.

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