Cedar Points newest addition had it's first accident on opening day.

On opening day of Cedar Point, the buzz was all about the newest roller coaster calling the park home...Steel Vengeance! This massive roller coaster holds a number of world records including and not limited too the fastest, tallest and longest coaster of it's kind. The Steel Vengeance is a steel/wood hybrid that had guests of the park waiting in line for almost 5 hours until the accident occurred.

Cedar Point Officials informed WTOL.com that...

Around 1:30 p.m. the coaster's train returning to the station lightly bumped a parked train in the loading station. Four people were reviewed by the park's First Aid and went back into the park.

In fact, no one was hurt in the tiny crash and after an hour the ride opened up again and finished out the day without another incident. The thought of a roller coaster is terrifying but USAtoday.com had a static that I found to be extremely comforting...

The odds of being seriously injured at a fixed-site amusement park are 1 in 24 million.

In fact, in that same article they listed all the injuries that happened due to a roller coaster from 2007 to 2012. There were 2,089 people hurt and this is how...

  • 18 percent cited motion sickness
  • 16 percent cited back or neck pain
  • 12 percent cited head injuries.
  • About one in eight reports involved riders who were hurt while getting on or off the attraction.

Those are some really good safety statics! I still am not a fan of roller coasters but I feel better knowing that I have only a 1 and 24 million chance of being injured!


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