Trains on New England's Superman collide

Posted Monday, August 6, 2001 11:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

According to WWLP, Six Flags New England's Superman: Ride of Steel suffered a minor collision of two trains that caused up to eight injuries.

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Monday, August 6, 2001 11:53 AM
Yippee....more Markey food. This is just what we need!

Gone, a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take! - Linkin Park, Crawling

KoЯn still Яules!
Monday, August 6, 2001 11:59 AM
What the heck is going on this year?

Joshua Wilcox
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Monday, August 6, 2001 12:02 PM
Man, this year has been horrible for coasters and rides
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:15 PM
We've been seeing more of these news items than we have of anything else. This coaster is pretty new, and I wouldn't have thought an accident would occur on a coaster like S;ROS.

Don't fight it, Ride it, Raging Bull!
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Monday, August 6, 2001 12:16 PM
Dam it! I was going to go there on 8/8. I wonder if they will have it running by then.
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:21 PM
What are the injuries? Bruised legs or something like that i bet, nothing big.
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Monday, August 6, 2001 12:28 PM
Consider, it's probable that really the same number of incidents are happening, they're just publicized more.
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:29 PM
Ouch, this is turning into quite an eventful year, accident wise. Someone out there is collecting data.

I'd like a tall CCI out and back, and a grande nonfat Latte to go please!
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:34 PM
Hmmm .. wonder if INTAMINS magnetic brakes or rollbacks failed.

Jeremy Murphy
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:40 PM
just what waht we need. guurrrr

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Monday, August 6, 2001 12:53 PM
They said it was human error. The injuries were bruised knees and cuts on riders heads.
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:56 PM
Well, this isn't good, but here's my theory about why these things seem to happen more and more:
1. They don't happen more and more, the TV stations just report them more and more.
2. TV Stations report them more and more b/c Markey and his friends are paying them to report stories like this to manipulate the GP and his fellow congressmen that without coaster regulation then they are unsafe.

Join CRAMB (Coaster Rider's Against Markey's Bill) today.
Monday, August 6, 2001 1:03 PM
RCTfreak, you are partially right, but we have to consider that there are actually more accidents happening. It's a simple by-product: more parks + more rides = more accidents. Add in the bloodthirsty media, and you will see more coverage of this sort of thing.

This summer is starting to remind me of 1999. At least the body count's been lower so far this year.
Monday, August 6, 2001 1:05 PM
There was a sensor failure. The train was leaving the station and the other train was almost at the brakerun. The ridecomputer thought, that the station was empty, but the station wasn't empty completly. So the computer released the brakes of the brakerun to early and the collision was happen.
Monday, August 6, 2001 1:07 PM
If it was Human error thank God! I dont want them to sut down all SROS! Im going to SFA next week!
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Monday, August 6, 2001 1:12 PM
i hear ya SFWoA115, i'm going to SFDL next week too

HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Monday, August 6, 2001 1:15 PM
Hmmm...Magnetic Brakes...Fast Train...Brake Run too Close to Station...Prognosis? Trim brakes placed peridocially throughout ride...

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Monday, August 6, 2001 1:18 PM
I think Fierce Pancake may be onto something. A few years back, some of you may recall a rash of church fires being reported in the press, but, as it turned out, the actual number of churches set on fire was either the same or had decreased slightly (can't remember off the top of my head), in that year in which there had been so much media attention to the issue. The number of such fires hadn't increased, but the 'first' story happened to hit on a day when it received more national play than it might have otherwise, and subsequent church fires, now having a peg to hang off of ("Our viewers will recall that terrible church fire last month; well, there was another one, and we're there live!").

I suspect the same thing is going on here. Newspapers and tv stations (and insatiable cable news channels), hooking new ride accident reports onto previous reports, are blowing it all a bit out of proportion.
Monday, August 6, 2001 1:26 PM
The media always blows an accident out of proportion.
The accident at SFEG's Observation Tower a few weeks ago, the media titled the story, "Children stuck in ride." Seriously, they have to mention kids first to make it sound like the accident was horrible.

Note - There were 6 adults & 6 children stuck in the elevator.
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