Tragic way to die
July 27, 2017 1:47pm CST
Did you hear about the teenager who died at the Ohio State Fair when a ride he was riding in had some kind of mechanical problem and crashed? Some other people riding the ride with him were seriously injured. I have been hearing too many of these types of stories and it distresses me. There was the young 10 year old boy who was killed last year when he was decapitated going down a water slide. Then years ago, I read about a Mom who fell off a ferris wheel at a park out West and died. Also, years ago, I read about a young man who was thrown from a ride like a roller coaster and died. It is just very sad that people who are out having fun at an amusement park can lose their lives due to mistakes. It is scary.
11 people like this
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I stick to the ground like you! I never went on a ride because just guess it was just a sense that these rides can't possibly be safe. The thought is being proved now with the Ohio accident just the latest one. There are just too many of these accidents to convince Me to not go on any in the future
• United States
Yes, I saw it on the news. They wouldn't show the video of it. I saw the video on Facebook and it was scary the way the machine started falling apart and it flung the people from it. They are going to have to start taking more precautions when it comes to these rides. They can't be checking them thoroughly because it is happening way too often. I think since these rides are mobile and they have to be setup it is even more important for them to be checked because they are not stationary.
• Toccoa, Georgia
As a child, I loved going to amusement parks and then as an adult , we took our boys. We have ridden the roller coasters , but I don't think I can do it anymore. It is just too risky. The one ride I would still ride is the Merry Go Round.