Worker dies at La Ronde, struck by roller coaster train

Posted Friday, July 6, 2012 9:55 PM | Contributed by DaveStroem

Police say a man was struck and killed by "The Vampire" roller-coaster car at Montreal's La Ronde amusement park. The worker "inappropriately" entered a restricted zone near the roller coaster around midday, according to an email statement issued by La Ronde's company parent Six Flags.

Read more from The Montreal Gazette and The CBC.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 5:55 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I believe the only one that was ever possibly motorized was Stealth/Assimilator/NightHawk

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Friday, July 27, 2012 7:31 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar

If any of you read my post about X-flight all the way through you might have caught that the train was leaving the station, when the idiot at the controls sent the train out of the station with un-secured passengers. The cars were not laying down, and the restraints were all open. The train only got half way out of the station, before the other workers caught the mistake, and pushed the train back into the station. I am not making this up.

This was during it's first year of operation. So, it could be that the people who were operating the ride, may not have known what they were doing. All, I know is that it was a pretty intense scene. But, we were glad that didn't shut it down. Especially after waiting 45 minutes to ride. Total of an hour with the reset.

I don't understand why you guys have to shoot down everything I say. You can believe or not. But it did happen.

I didn't do it! I swear!!

Friday, July 27, 2012 9:36 PM
LostKause's avatar

Timber-Rider said:

If any of you read my post about X-flight all the way through you might have caught that...

That's as far as I got. Didn't read any further. :D


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