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Postby Shockwave » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:07 am

Hopefully Stan Checketts Hill will divert most of the noise away from the apartments on the other side. These rides are quite noisy close up, but Liseberg will have thought about this long and hard considering all the issues they've had with noisy rides.

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NEWS: Woman seriously injured in Liseberg accident

Postby Johnny Upsidedown » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:06 pm

Woman tries to stop the boat at top of hill and falls out then gets hit by another boat. What are people thinking.
http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=5 ... e=20061008

A woman in her 30s suffered 'very serious head injuries' in an accident at the Liseberg amusement park on Sunday afternoon. The accident occured just after 3pm on the popular 'Flumeride' attraction."Her condition is very serious," said Ann-Christine Andersson at the Sahlgrenska university hospital to TT.

The ride consists of mock log boats which surf along on a water channel. The accident happened on the final steep slope, which has a drop of 14 metres. Two women and a child were in the affected boat.

"The witnesses, including the staff on the ride, saw how the women tried to keep the boat still at the top, just before the drop, by holding on to the railings on the track there. Then the boat went down and one woman was left holding on to the railings," said Liseberg's head of marketing Pelle Johannisson.

The woman appears to have panicked at the top of the slope and tried to climb out. Why the boat continued despite the fact that she was holding on is still unclear, but it could be that the water pressure was too great or that the boat was hit by another one from behind.

"The the woman herself went down in the channel, apparently feet first, down into the pool at the end of the Flumeride," said Johannisson. He added that the woman was then hit by at least one boat.

According to Liseberg, the emergency services were swiftly at the scene of the accident. An investigation will be expected to reveal how the boats could have been stopped. An operator has an emergency stop button, which was used in the incident.

"There are two brakes. But then it also depends on where the boats are in relation to the brakes," said Bo Larsson, head of operations at Liseberg. Sunday was the last day of Liseberg's summer season, but it is not the first accident this year.

On July 15th some 20 people were slightly injured when a rollercoaster slid backwards on a hill and crashed into another carriage at the start point. Then at the beginning of September a small flagpole fell over, hitting a man on the head and causing mild injuries.

The Flumeride was built in 1973 and is one of the most popular attractions at Liseberg. Each log boat has room for four or five people.
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Postby Louise » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:21 pm

LOL, I can't wait until Nicole sees this thread... I believe she described this flume as the second scariest flume on the UK trip... Although that had nothing to do with the ride itself I don't think.

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Postby Shockwave » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:35 pm

^She did have Robb sitting in front of her! :P

Not a good year for Liseberg, but what this woman was doing sounds a bit silly.

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Postby Calaway Park » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:42 pm

I find it kind of funny that the reason she tried to stop the boat was so she wouldn't get hurt, yet because she stopped the boat, that's the reason she got hurt...

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Postby CP_RULES » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:54 pm

I dont understand why some people act just plain stupid. Why would you be trying to stop the boat at the top of the hill when you know that eventually your going to have to go down one way or another? I dont understand. Im sorry that she got hurt, but Im not sorry it happened, it was her fault.

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Postby calcajun » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:44 pm

Sometimes there are people who get so frightened that they don't realize how dangerous and deadly thier action is.
Last season at SFNO a parent worked herself and child out of the restraint on wild mouse and jumped out near the top of the lift. Course they would have been safe if they stayed in the car and rode. Thank GAWD i did not have to experience an accident that day!

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Postby FLIPDUDE » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:59 pm

It's definately water pressure that kept the car going. I once tried to stop a log flume boat. talk about streinous exrecise! those htings put up alot more of a fight than it looks!

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Postby Stitch » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:04 pm

Throw some OTSRs on the log, all will be well :lmao:
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Postby SharkTums » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:51 pm

If Nicole and I didn't try to jump out when we saw our impending doom on that flume, no one should! :shockr:

Sad to see this accident, but at the same time it's almost reassuring to see that Sweden has morons just like we do in the States!

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