Unless she was too short or had existing problems before, I don't see how this could happen. Sorry, but I'm not buying it until I hear all the details. ----------------- .:| Brandon Rodriguez |:. http://www.coasters2k.com
Im sorry to hear that, but I doubt the designers would allow a ride to hurt someone by riding normally (Deja Vu`s left out of that statement). There had to be another reason, and im sure it will be found out. My sympathies go to you and your family
My grandpa recently told me about one of his friends who rode Desperado. Suposedly, he gets really tense on coasters. He became so tense and freaked out that he ended up hurting or straining something around his stomach area. An ambulance actually had to take him to a hospital after it.
The man at PGA was retrieving his WIFE'S hat, and read no English, so he walked into a restricted area (which maybe should have been locked...don't know those details). The woman riding the ride broke her leg, but the man was killed instantly if I recall correctly. The maintenance worker that was killed earlier this year was working on landscaping around BoulderDash... ----------------- Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
I agree with you that say "B&M's are the smoothest and safest coaster." I was very surprised when I heard the injury was on a B&M coaster and I too, believe that rider error may have had something to do with this accident.
gatorwoodie said: The man at PGA was retrieving his WIFE'S hat, and read no English, so he walked into a restricted area (which maybe should have been locked...don't know those details).
As I understand it the man who was killed in this incident actually climbed over a fence, he didn't just walk into the restricted area.
Otherwise, rollercoasters do place stresses on the human body which exceed those of an average day at home, though they are not as extreme as say slipping and falling on ice. If someone has a serious medical problem that they are not aware of or ignore, they can be injured on almost any coaster either throught the physical stresses or through the excitement. For that matter, people die in amusement parks every year just walking down the midway in the heat. Any unaccustomed activity can result in medical complications. This is true for sports, work around the house, or anything that causes excitment.
*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 10/21/2001. ***
Why is it some of my posts disappear...like the one where someone even quoted me about B&Ms being some of the safest coasters around? I think someone which chicago in his name has something to do with it....
Did she have any pre-existing medical conditions? I don't see how it could have happened to a healthy person. The day I rode it, I rode it 17 times, and I really never had my head against the headrest. I felt fine. Sorry to hear about it, though. ----------------- Sit back, hold on tight, because Mamba is about to strike! Enjoy Your Ride!