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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Accident at Disney's California Adventure roller coaster injures 60

By: Associated Press

ANAHEIM -- One train rear-ended another on the "California Screamin"' roller coaster at Disney's California Adventure theme park Friday night, slightly injuring at least 14 people, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 6:39 p.m, according to Anaheim city spokesman John Nicoletti.

"It did not appear to happen at a high rate of speed. Absolutely all of these injuries are minor at this point," Nicoletti told KCAL-TV.

Disneyland Resort spokesman Bob Tucker declined to comment, referring calls to city officials.

The accident sent a fleet of ambulances to the park, which is part of the Disneyland Resort complex and is located adjacent to the venerable Disneyland amusement park, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Early Fire Department reports had indicated 60 people were slightly injured on the ride. But Nicoletti said 14 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of confirmed minor injuries. Twenty-one others were being evaluated at the scene late Friday and 13 more who were examined at the scene were able to walk away.

The roller coaster was closed immediately after the accident but other portions of the park remained open.

About 100 firefighters rushed to the amusement park, which opened in 2001 and was designed to turn Disneyland into a resort destination, much like Disney theme parks in Florida, Paris and Tokyo.

Friday's crash was the second accident in four months at a Disneyland Resort park in Anaheim.

In March, a 4-year-old boy broke a finger and severed the tip of his thumb while on the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride at Disneyland, forcing the ride to close for nearly two days while state authorities investigated the accident.

The accident occurred when the child's fingers were pinched between the boat and the dock while passengers were unloading.

Four people were hurt in December when a float at a Disneyland parade struck four people. One of the four was treated at a hospital.

In 2003, a 22-year-old man was killed and 10 people were injured when Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster derailed. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health concluded the accident that killed Marcelo Torres, 22, of Gardena was the result of mechanical failure caused by improper maintenance.

Another fatality occurred at Disneyland in 1998 when a cleat used to dock the sailing ship Columbia ripped loose and struck a 33-year-old man.


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Dam Mark looks like Disney is a risky place to take the kids. Did you say you are going today? Firehawk


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My uncle worked as a keystone cop 8) but that was a long time ago


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 08:44 AM
 
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lol Mark... Stay away bro!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 09:23 AM
 
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Just about the same thing happen here at Six Flags New England last year. The Brakes failed on one of the cars on the Superman ride and it plowed into the next cars.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2005, 10:06 AM
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i saw that this morning!!!!!!! kinda chuckled. (no, i didn't fucking giggle this time offsett )

that's at "culifornia" adventure. no biggie.

you know every one of those people hurt on the roller coaster are thinking the same thing.....SUE.

we're gonna spend our day at disneyland, not the other.

in any case, what's life without a little danger? i'd ride that fucker right now.


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I like the response Mark.... I would ride that fucker right now
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