Friday, September 18, 2009

Xcelerator FAIL

BREAKING NEWS/VIRAL VIDEO: Xcelerator coaster cable snaps mid-launch, two injured.

The cable snapped on Xcelerator coaster at Knott's Berry Farm and was caught on videotape. The coaster uses a hydraulic motor to launch riders from zero to eighty miles per hour in a few seconds. The cable snapped during a launch, spraying debris over riders, then as the ride lost its momentum and began rolling backward it ran over the broken cable and it went up through the floor boards of the cars injuring several people. Though none of the injuries appear serious we don't yet know for sure. My hopes and prayers go out to those riders. It must have been agony sitting in the cars after wards, waiting to be released.

Somehow the video of the accident made it onto the internet (Warning, not for the faint of heart, very disturbing video indeed)

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