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Wild Thing (Valleyfair) derails, injuring 18

Tue May 23, 2006 12:37 am

Not sure why this doesnt seem to of been posted yet. :-?

Eighteen people suffered minor injuries in an accident on the Wild Thing roller coaster at the Valleyfair amusement park Sunday, authorities and park officials said.

The rear car on one of the roller coaster's ride trains separated from the others about 4:25 p.m. at a point where the trains slow down as they enter the ride station, Valleyfair spokesman Bill Von Bank said. The Wild Thing reaches speeds of up to 74 mph, but it would have been braking and going much slower at that point, he said.

The car came to rest tipped on its side on a platform along the track but did not fall to the ground. Park officials covered it with an orange tarp. The rear car of those that remained attached to the train appeared from aerial video to be slightly off the track.

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They were pretty lucky though, this could of been sooo much worse if it had happened anywhere on the track, like here for example
http://pictures.rcdb.com/picmax/valleyf ... thing1.jpg
 
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Tue May 23, 2006 4:06 am

It seems that Morgan Hyper coasters have a poor track record.

Steel Dragon and Wild Thing both having derail and wheel issues. Steel Dragon is still SBNO!

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Tue May 23, 2006 10:48 am

Steel Dragon still being SBNO is more to do with the superstitious Japanese culture than anything technical related, though.

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