When you go to a theme park, you’re expecting to have a good time. Whether you’re thrill seeking or just spending time with family or friends, it’s a safe way get your adrenaline pumping. Even with the numerous safety precautions and routine check ups, there is no guarantee that you’re going to make it off that roller coaster alive. Sometimes, the rides themselves just can’t handle the extreme speeds and massive amounts of force they deal with, leading to tragic accidents. Who knows, your next ride could be your last.
Fujin Raijin II
In Japan, the Fujin Raijin II Roller Coaster unexpectedly stopped functioning correctly on May 5, 2007. The axles had not been replaced in over 15 years, causing them to crack while the car was in motion. The coaster derailed, resulting in one death and 19 injuries. The park closed briefly, but never reopened because nobody wanted to risk dying on their rides.
Tokyo Dome City
In 2011, a 34-year-old man fell out of Maihime, a spinning roller coaster. Authorities believe that he was not locked into the ride properly and flew out of the spinning car, falling 7 meters to his death. A worker lost three fingers on the ride in the past.