Friday, August 19, 2005 12:34 PM
Three people were injured at the michigan state fair this morning as a man trying to park his car sufferd a stroke at the wheel. He plowed thrue the gate taking out the ticket booth and a tent.
3 people were injured, none life threatning.
Here is a link to the story and a picture.
http://detnow.com/wxyz/nw_local_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15924_4014700,00.html *** Edited 8/19/2005 4:41:39 PM UTC by crazy horse***
Saturday, August 20, 2005 1:34 AM
Not to make light of the situation, and I'm glad to hear that none of the injuries seem serious-- including the driver I hope, but maybe Ed Markey should call for an investigation of the auto industry, not to mention manufacturers of ticket booths and tents.
Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:53 AM
not to make light of the situation... and maybe it is just me... but I do not see how this relates to Amusement parks, or Rollercoasters. A guy drove into a ticket booth at the Stat Fair? who cares? accidents occur all the time in amusement park parking lots...
I know they have rides at the fair, but this incident did not occur on a ride. The Michigan State fair is also much much more then the rides...
Maybe I am just tired, sorry for being a jerk..
Sunday, August 21, 2005 5:45 PM
It still effects the industry and that will cause alarm to those in the business. It makes everyone re-think the traffic pattern and if or if not the gate will be an acceptible place to allow traffic (emergency or otherwise) to travel through it.
I am glad it wasn't a ride-related injury, since one of those is too many, but still, whichever incident occurs, it's bad enough