Tragic way to die

@LeaPea2417 (22548)
Toccoa, Georgia
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.
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@andriaperry (61585)
• Anniston, Alabama
27 Jul 17
Yes I hear of this all the time and that is why I do not go to those places anymore, they are carelessly put together and the safety straps are not inspected enough for dry rot, and the weight limit needs to be enforced.
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Jul 17
I agree, when I was a kid, I loved those parks and rides, but not anymore.
@Courtlynn (55383)
• United States
27 Jul 17
I read the title of it on i think facebook or twitter last night but didn't go into the story. Very sad news. And this is why I stick to the ground as much as possible!
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
I agree.
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@Marty1 (36937)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 Jul 17
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
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@Courtlynn (55383)
• United States
28 Jul 17
@Marty1 its more common at carnivals and fairs, as alot of them have teens working them. Real big places like theme parks are safer. Though accidents still happen.
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@MoonMaa (405)
• United States
27 Jul 17
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.
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Jul 17
An article I just read said that particular ride had been inspected many times and passed. That makes it even more scary that it fell apart.
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@MoonMaa (405)
• United States
27 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 It sure does!
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@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
27 Jul 17
Oh no I didn't hear about this one but that's terrible. I fear to go to such places
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
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.
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@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
28 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 Yes I get so scared after reading those news
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@mandala100 (52715)
• Hong Kong
27 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 I'm really feel sorry for her and may her soul rest in peace. What a complete waste and too young to die my friend.
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Jul 17
Yes, very sad, way too young to die.
@mandala100 (52715)
• Hong Kong
27 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 That's true my friend.
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@skydream (1139)
• Agate, Colorado
27 Jul 17
I saw that video of the piece of the ride falling it was so scary. It makes me not want to go to amusement parks its scary it can happen at any time to anyone
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
I agree. The only ride I really like are Merry Go Rounds.
• United States
27 Jul 17
I am not fond of dangerous rides and will not go on them..I have never been on a water slide either. I guess I am safe then. It is a pity these rides are not always safe.
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
It is sad they are not always safe.
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@marguicha (104359)
• Chile
27 Jul 17
Those places are not for me.
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
I use to love them as a kid.
@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
27 Jul 17
People are looking for thrills and it's going in the extreme direction that endangers life, accidents happen all the time but it's clear that the risk is higher in such places and situations
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
That is true, the risk is higher in those situations.
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@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
28 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 I hope people will take care of themself because life is too precious.
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@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul 17
@gilggg I agree, life is precious.
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