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How Safe Are Amusement Park Rides?

  • June 1, 2017
  • Amusement Park Accident
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In mid-April, 2017, 24 people experienced a lot more excitement than they bargained for when their roller coaster at Six Flags America in Maryland’s Prince George’s County froze in midair. The Joker’s Jinx ride stopped at around 6 p.m. that day, leaving two dozen persons stranded for over three hours. Children as young as 6
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Amusement Park Accidents Aren’t Amusing

  • August 18, 2014
  • Accidents
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On Sunday, August 10, two dozen roller coaster fans got more than they bargained for at Six Flags America, 30 miles southwest of Baltimore. They had purchased tickets to ride the Joker’s Jinx, a roller coaster that propels riders from zero to 60 mph in a little more than three seconds. But a computerized system
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Ocean City Roller Coaster Accident Injures Three Children

  • August 4, 2010
  • Amusement Park Accident
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Three children were hospitalized after an electrical malfunction on a popular Maryland roller coaster on Thursday, July 22, according to an article on ABC2News.com. The Tidal Wave Roller Coaster, the most popular ride at Trimper’s Rides in Ocean City, malfunctioned around 10 p.m. The coaster made a loud popping sound and sent debris flying, which
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