Skip to comments.Christian music festival marred by death on ride
Posted on 07/15/2007 8:33:56 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) -- Police and federal investigators tried Sunday to determine why a teen fell from a festival ride and died.
Lifefest attendees gather near the site of the woman's death to write messages and leave condolences.
Elizabeth K. Mohl, 16, of Neenah, was killed Saturday after falling 40 to 50 feet from a ride called Air Glory.
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Unreal. They had a similar ride at a park I used to frequent. The only reason I never rode was the cost— over $20 per ride.
Sometimes accidents like this happen on rides. May the young lady rest in peace.
If amusement park rides were not exciting no one would ride them. There is no excuse for someone being killed by one. Prayers for the family.
As a teenager I once got out of a Whirl-a-round’s (the ride where everyone’s standing in a circular plate on a wall that gets up to 80 mph while rising vertically and back down) restraining bar and held on to the top bar by centrifugal force. The horrified attendant had me (rightfully) ejected from the fairground. Had I lost my grip I would have been one of those @ssholes who ruin the fun for everyone else through exorbitant insurance premiums.
While that was an indescribable rush further maturity made me see purposely countering safety mechanisms is foolish on every level. Heck, I spent three summers working in amusement parks years ago and even then operators did their best to avoid mishaps. Nowadays new rides are put through extensive computer testing before prototypes are built knowing that tragedies like this can and do kill a ride forever.
Hey NRT - I just read a story about a girl who got scared on the tilt-a-whirl. She walked out during the ride and got tossed. Real sad when these things happen.
Sympathies to this girl’s family.
That really sucks! The Tilt-a-whirl is the one ride I’d like to personally own because one’s strategic interaction truly affects the ride’s performance. On the downside it’s multiple risers and need for grease puts it in the high-maintenance category.
On the other hand that circular “safety bar” was always a joke as far as keeping the panicked and mentally challenged in place.
Perhaps amusement parks should sell tickets like “professional” wrestling does, where the back of the ticket outlines the contract defining that injuries due to contact with the product, especially in the case of unwise actions of the ticket buyer, are not liable to the venue.
that actually allows you to MEET GOD...
I gotta think thats gonna be popular ...