More Dangerous Than You Thought
If someone is super afraid of roller coasters, his/her biggest fear might be something going wrong during the ride. Being suspended so high up in the air or having to look down at impending doom might be too much to handle.
Unfortunately, it isn’t always just something to think about; a roller coaster catastrophe can be a harsh and brutal reality. Here are some of the scariest accidents that have happened on roller coasters over time. You might have even been on some of these rides yourself.
Thunder River Rapids
At Dreamworld park in Australia, four people lost their lives on the Thunder River Rapids Ride.
According to the reports, two died from being ejected from the ride, while the other two were trapped on it. Two of the victims were brother and sister; the brother’s partner was one of the others.
The park has given no reason for the incident besides it being a “malfunction.”
In 2016, a 10-year-old boy fell to his death from the Verruckt waterslide (said to be the “tallest in the world”) in Shlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. The accident happened when the boy’s raft flew into the air, hitting a netting over the side. Police and park officials didn’t say exactly how he died.
On that same day, other people at the park reported that the safety harnesses weren’t working correctly.
On this indoor Canadian roller coaster, something went wrong and the cart managed to go flying off the track. Three people were killed in the accident, and there was only one survivor from the car.