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    1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=105&sid=1133450

    1 person was killed and 21 others injured in a roller coaster accident in Osaka, Japan.

    The accident occured during Childrens Day, part of Japan's "Golden Week" holiday celebration when many families pack amusement parks.

    The coaster apparently derailed hitting a guardrail.

    The accident could probably have been worse. All of Japan's roller coasters are fitted with walkways that surround the entire track. If the coaster had not hit the guardrail it's possible the entire train could have fallen off the track.

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    How awful!
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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    that is just awful

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    Our of 400+ coasters ridden, that was the single worst one by far. Although the accident is indeed tragic, I say good riddence of the coaster and hope it's torn down. I'll take a week long marathon on something like SFMM's Flashback before one more ride on that thing.

    I do however disagree with sir clinksalot's last statement. The walkway/guardrail is the cause of the death and had it not been there I strongly suspect everyone would have lived and walked away with only minor injuries....

    Here's my reason....I distinctly remember this exact same thing happening on King's Island's (defunct) Togo standup around 86-87 and even have a pic in an old, OLD coaster mag. The entire car disrailed, but no serious injuries occured, because it just hung there. Had it too had a walkway/guard rail like in Expoland, it would have been an idental accident almost.
    Here's pics:
    http://www.asahi.com/national/update...705050005.html

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    that is so sad.

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    Sheesh, it seems like every theme park is copying Disneyland these days!

    I guess they saw Disneyland's record setting year and thought, look at these attendence figures, we gotta derail a coaster too! Hey, if it's good enough for the mouse.

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    Question Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by SpokkerJones View Post
    Sheesh, it seems like every theme park is copying Disneyland these days!

    I guess they saw Disneyland's record setting year and thought, look at these attendence figures, we gotta derail a coaster too! Hey, if it's good enough for the mouse.
    Was that suppose to be funny??? I guess you missed the part where the woman died!!!! Good Grief....

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    Another Togo stand up taken out of commission isn't entirely a bad thing.

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    That is so freaky!

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    Re: 1 dead in Japanese Roller Coaster Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by XSub-Captain View Post
    Was that suppose to be funny??? I guess you missed the part where the woman died!!!! Good Grief....
    It's not like I was the one who killed her. I was making fun of the crappy amusement park, not the person who died.

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