Wildfire causes neck injury

Saturday, October 20, 2001 8:46 AM
Apparently, a few weeks ago a girl was riding and severly injured her neck and has been having frequent strokes. This accident hits home for me because the girl was my a cousin of my uncle.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 9:27 AM
I don't see how Wildfire could cause an injury. No B&M's ever hurt anyone. Sorry to hear about that though you have my sympathy.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 10:42 AM
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.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 10:51 AM
Maybe she wasn't listening to the instructions (keeping head against headrest) and got whiplash.  Those signs are posted for a reason people.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 11:05 AM

Medusafanatic said:
No B&M's ever hurt anyone.

Really? So when a lady's legs hit and killed a man on Top Gun @ PGA him and here wern't hurt? Interesting...

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Saturday, October 20, 2001 11:12 AM
Actually, for her legs to have hit him, he would had to have been off the ride, therefore he was not killed by the ride.

If want to be technical about it, the lady's legs are really what killed him(Wasn't it a matainence worker?).

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Saturday, October 20, 2001 11:14 AM
And he was obviously not suppose to be there when he was.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 11:17 AM
I guess your right about that, But I did get a headache from Alpie.;)
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 11:17 AM
     He was a foreign who had lost his hat. He jumped over the fence to get it and was in the way when the train came by and got hit.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 11:18 AM
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

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Saturday, October 20, 2001 12:11 PM
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.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 12:51 PM
I know i get hurt all the time on riddlers revenge. and on batman my hurt when i get of unless i put them in a certain position.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 12:51 PM
My Feet hurt.
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 2:03 PM
You want a neck injury? Ride Ninja at SFoG....
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Saturday, October 20, 2001 2:43 PM
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...
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Sunday, October 21, 2001 8:56 AM
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.
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Sunday, October 21, 2001 10:01 AM

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. ***

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Sunday, October 21, 2001 10:32 AM
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....
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Sunday, October 21, 2001 2:04 PM
It was as Top Gun was entering or exiting the corkscrew...this guy decided to jump a fence, and happened to end up like that guy at Lake Compunce.
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Sunday, October 21, 2001 4:23 PM
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.
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