Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by David Burto » Tue, 09 May 2006 23:14:13


Does anyone know what the other ride was that crashed into Kamikaze in
the below incident? Amazing to think this could happen - very careless
planning - you would think such an obvious oversight would've been
noticed in the test cycles.

(Sunday, April 16, 2006) - At a carnival in Valencia, California, a
Kamikaze ride crashed into another ride, injuring a woman. Apparently,
the rides were set up too close to each other. (www.rideaccidents.com)

 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by shelton.fam.. » Wed, 10 May 2006 01:33:42

I like rideaccients a lot, but aso is reporting the same accident, but
they're saying the accident happend in tucson, az.

http://SportToday.org/***tsafety.org/alert_06_safety.htm#apr1606

who's right here? clearly someone does not have their story straight.

Quote:

> Does anyone know what the other ride was that crashed into Kamikaze in
> the below incident? Amazing to think this could happen - very careless
> planning - you would think such an obvious oversight would've been
> noticed in the test cycles.

> (Sunday, April 16, 2006) - At a carnival in Valencia, California, a
> Kamikaze ride crashed into another ride, injuring a woman. Apparently,
> the rides were set up too close to each other. (www.rideaccidents.com)


 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by shelton.fam.. » Wed, 10 May 2006 02:59:52

Look at this

http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=4781317&nav=14RT

seems this accident took place in Arizona. Looks like ASO was right!

what bothers me is that rideaccidents.com got this story wrong. Not
that this is a big deal, but if he's making mistakes on something so
simple (a location of an accident) what else is he missing in regard to
other accidents on his website (rideaccidents.com)?

 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by Bill Steel » Wed, 10 May 2006 04:07:26


Quote:

> I like rideaccients a lot, but aso is reporting the same accident, but
> they're saying the accident happend in tucson, az.

> http://SportToday.org/***tsafety.org/alert_06_safety.htm#apr1606

> who's right here? clearly someone does not have their story straight.

Could be a California-based carnival was involved.
 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by funtyp » Wed, 10 May 2006 05:34:29

Quote:



>>I like rideaccients a lot, but aso is reporting the same accident, but
>>they're saying the accident happend in tucson, az.

>>http://SportToday.org/***tsafety.org/alert_06_safety.htm#apr1606

>>who's right here? clearly someone does not have their story straight.

I generally don't trust the info from EITHER of them!

They both never seem to qualify where their info is from.

Most seem to be hearsay, and less from actually articles (not referenced
most of the time). So I can't believe any of it until further proof.

It wreaks of the random spam emails from the bankers, or about how
swiffer kills pets, but at least you can go to Snopes.com to dispel a
lot of that crap, as I usually do, just to email it back to the naive
family members that fwd. that shit.

--CM

 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by shelton.fam.. » Wed, 10 May 2006 07:24:30

I agree with you, CM.

but everyone here was ranting and raving about rideaccidents.com and
how good it was, and I was really impressed with it.

as for http://SportToday.org/***tsafety.org they have been bagged on up and
down here, so I don't think I need to get into them too much. ;o)

 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by shelton.fam.. » Wed, 10 May 2006 07:24:47

I agree with you, CM.

but everyone here was ranting and raving about rideaccidents.com and
how good it was, and I was really impressed with it.

as for http://SportToday.org/***tsafety.org they have been bagged on up and
down here, so I don't think I need to get into them too much. ;o)

 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by David Burto » Wed, 10 May 2006 17:29:15

Can anyone elaborate on my first question?

Quote:
>From that article it looks like the Kamikaze may have collided with an

Eli wheel??? (or was that just a randomly added carnival photo?)
Evidently it did occur while the rides were being tested (albeit with
people on board)
 
 
 

Two carnival rides collide at California carnival

Post by RCoasterN » Wed, 10 May 2006 18:26:32

Quote:

> Can anyone elaborate on my first question?

> >From that article it looks like the Kamikaze may have collided with an
> Eli wheel??? (or was that just a randomly added carnival photo?)
> Evidently it did occur while the rides were being tested (albeit with
> people on board)

One odd thing in the article is that they stated the ride "swung away
from it's base".  In the picture, there's no Kamikaze in sight so it
might have not struck a ferris wheel. I've seen a Kamikaze operate, and
the ride stays within the confines of it's platform when folded out. My
guess is that they probably placed a swing ride (perhaps a Chance
Yo-Yo?) a little to close to the Kamikaze and would have entered
Kamikaze's operating envelope.