Mounting bracket failure caused Wild Thing brake to malfunction

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A mounting bracket supporting brakes on the track of Valleyfair's Wild Thing roller coaster malfunctioned Sunday, damaging two cars, including one that separated from the train, park officials said Thursday as an investigation continued. The accident, which sent 15 people to a hospital with minor injuries, happened as the roller coaster train was slowing to approach the ride station.

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