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Wild Thing partially derails at Valleyfair!
Posted by: Webmaster | 22 May 2006 13:07

The rear car on one of the roller coaster's ride trains separated from the others on Sunday at about 4:25 p.m. The incident happened on the brakerun just before the station.

The car came to rest tipped on its side on a platform along the track but did not fall to the ground.

Fourteen people were taken to a Medical Center in Shakopee, while four refused medical attention, officials said. The 14 suffered mostly strains and sprains but no broken bones, and they were all treated and released by 8:30 p.m.

Valleyfair, which is owned by Cedar Fair LP, of Sandusky, Ohio, said its maintenance officials were investigating the accident, but that it was too early to determine why the car separated from the others. The Wild Thing will remain closed until further notice, but it's not clear how long that will be, the spokesman said. The amusement park itself remained open.

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    Topic: Wild Thing partially derails at Valleyfair!
    Britney 22-May-2006 13:09:51
    It is a good job the car tipped over onto the platform and not the other way, otehrwise it could have fell to the ground and resulted in several fatalities.

    ajnixon 27-Jun-2006 08:08:07
    I Was there the day the accident occured! Actually i was next to ride in the car that derailed. Kind of scary!!

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