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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:58 am

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Here is a relativity comprehensive world wide list
http://www.coasterforce.com/coasters/accidents 

Runaway Mine Train, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
29 people were injured when the train separated and crashed into each other.

Rita: Queen of Speed, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
A 12 year old girl claimed that the force of the ride broke both her wrists

Nemesis, Alton Towers, Staffs, England, UK
A young boy was struck by the train after he entered a restricted area. He suffered head injuries.
what was the Rita girl doing she must of done something so that all of the force of the launch was placed onto her wrists first. I don't know but if you sit that weirdly on a coaster. Your bound to get injured
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:38 am

DrReeve wrote:
Trisnie wrote:
Here is a relativity comprehensive world wide list
http://www.coasterforce.com/coasters/accidents 

Runaway Mine Train, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
29 people were injured when the train separated and crashed into each other.

Rita: Queen of Speed, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
A 12 year old girl claimed that the force of the ride broke both her wrists

Nemesis, Alton Towers, Staffs, England, UK
A young boy was struck by the train after he entered a restricted area. He suffered head injuries.
what was the Rita girl doing she must of done something so that all of the force of the launch was placed onto her wrists first. I don't know but if you sit that weirdly on a coaster. Your bound to get injured

I think it's important to point out the word 'claimed' it broke her wrist, when I was younger I had had pain in my wrist after I fell and didn't go to hospital, then I took part in a school sports day and fell again. So I went to hospital this time to find I had Brocken my wrist, but whether I broke it the first time I fell or the second time I don't know.
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:12 pm

Hmv wrote:
DrReeve wrote:
Trisnie wrote:
Here is a relativity comprehensive world wide list
http://www.coasterforce.com/coasters/accidents 

Runaway Mine Train, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
29 people were injured when the train separated and crashed into each other.

Rita: Queen of Speed, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
A 12 year old girl claimed that the force of the ride broke both her wrists

Nemesis, Alton Towers, Staffs, England, UK
A young boy was struck by the train after he entered a restricted area. He suffered head injuries.
what was the Rita girl doing she must of done something so that all of the force of the launch was placed onto her wrists first. I don't know but if you sit that weirdly on a coaster. Your bound to get injured

I think it's important to point out the word 'claimed' it broke her wrist, when I was younger I had had pain in my wrist after I fell and didn't go to hospital, then I took part in a school sports day and fell again. So I went to hospital this time to find I had Brocken my wrist, but whether I broke it the first time I fell or the second time I don't know.


I would highlight claimed as well I know Merlin have some strange publicity ideas  like the Swarm damaged test models I suspect some kind of stunt or insurance claim!
 
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:26 pm

Trisnie wrote:
Hmv wrote:
DrReeve wrote:
Trisnie wrote:
Here is a relativity comprehensive world wide list
http://www.coasterforce.com/coasters/accidents 

Runaway Mine Train, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
29 people were injured when the train separated and crashed into each other.

Rita: Queen of Speed, Alton Towers, Staffs, UK
A 12 year old girl claimed that the force of the ride broke both her wrists

Nemesis, Alton Towers, Staffs, England, UK
A young boy was struck by the train after he entered a restricted area. He suffered head injuries.
what was the Rita girl doing she must of done something so that all of the force of the launch was placed onto her wrists first. I don't know but if you sit that weirdly on a coaster. Your bound to get injured

I think it's important to point out the word 'claimed' it broke her wrist, when I was younger I had had pain in my wrist after I fell and didn't go to hospital, then I took part in a school sports day and fell again. So I went to hospital this time to find I had Brocken my wrist, but whether I broke it the first time I fell or the second time I don't know.


I would highlight claimed as well I know Merlin have some strange publicity ideas  like the Swarm damaged test models I suspect some kind of stunt or insurance claim!

Tbh nor thorpe or merlin knew about this stunt until the ride end as the marketing team did it without consulting the rest of staff, this caused thorpe having threats from B&M of sueing as it made one of there coasters look bad

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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:46 pm

On 8 May 2012, a 20-year-old man climbed over safety fences and accessed the underground ride area.[4] He reportedly dropped into the hole from which the rollercoaster track re-emerges from the underground tunnel, walked through the underground section and emerged on a ledge where the track enters the ground. Neither he or guests on the ride were harmed following the ride cars being held at the boarding station.[5] He was arrested for a public order offence, and the ride returned to normal operation the following day.

This was from wiki, it's on tt news 2012 as well
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:04 pm

I remember hearing a story a few years ago that a girl had been injured on Nemesis due to some kid throwing a coin at the train as it went through the first helix. Any truth to that?
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:44 pm

On the discussion of Rita, I was there in 2009 with a group of mates and had ridden Rita about 12 times on the bounce right at the end of the day as it was dead and walk on.
On the back seat on what was going to be one of the last rides my friend put his arms in the arm and dislocated his shoulder on launch.
We spent hours in A&E at Stoke hospital whilst he was sorted out. It must be a frequent thing as the first thing they did was get the photo printed to show we had our arms in the air and get him to sign a disclaimer for it.
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:15 am

I took the skin off my knuckles on RMT coming into the station, I was riding a bit too 'casually' with my arms hanging out  :lol:

I don't think it was a devastating accident for the park to deal with
 
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:23 am

Wow print the photo to cover themselves, I guess they do get a lot of people who try it on.

So did he get a copy of the photo too? :-)
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:59 am

I heard about blackpool pleausebeach. I know it nothing to to with alton. I heard one of boy is dead in space mission 1 or 2 after the ride finish when he have a heart attack really really bad
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:26 pm

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is there anywhere on the rides that you can actually hit yourself, ooh thats not right, i mean can you whack an arm or leg on something whilst on the ride if you stick it out too far?
I dont want to try am just interested.


I wouldnt try it cause i have and know it hurts. if you have your arms either up or to the left on RMT, you could break a wrist with ease, and im not THAT tall about 6' and it would of broke my lower arm if i hadnt of moved it.
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:27 pm

Next time your on the RMT, look out there is one support with lots and lots of hand marks on it
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:24 pm

submission2001 wrote:
I heard about blackpool pleausebeach. I know it nothing to to with alton. I heard one of boy is dead in space mission 1 or 2 after the ride finish when he have a heart attack really really bad


He didn't have a heart attack, he undid his seat-belt while the ride was in motion & whacked his head on a beam resulting in his death  :(
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Re: Accidents at Alton Towers

Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:26 am

I don't think I'd really call these injuries...

on RMT ive come off twice with my hands stinging...there are a couple of places in the ride where trees/bushes are within reach...me and my friends have competitions to see who can grab the most leaves on the way round...that can sting if you hit a branch rather than a leaf.

The other time on RMT was when a ride op on the platform high 5'd me on one of the passes through the station, you probably only go about 15 mph through there, but coupled with the fact he put some force into it...it really hurt.  Had finger marks on my hand all day!
 
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:48 am

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my mate said when there was no fence by the nemesis track so people could go by it. this man lost
his cap on nemesis and someone went go get it and then got hit by nemesis

which is a load of bull then

Actully what happened was a man walked into a restricted area and got hit by one of the nemesis trains
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