2014 ROLLER COASTER WRECKS

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Crash roller coaster to stay closed

05 June 2015 16:45:14 timesofmalta.com

Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in Tuesday’s accident involving the Smiler ride and the Staffordshire tourist attraction has been closed since then, racking up losses of around £500,000 a day for owner Merlin Entertainment. The company said today that new “safety protocols” were being issued. The company said: “The safety of our visitors is our fundamental priority. We have a strong safety record at Alton Towers and across the Merlin Group. “Today we are enhancing our safety standards by issuing an additional set of safety protocols and procedures that will reinforce the safe operation of our multi-car roller coasters. These are effective immediately. “Each roller coaster has its own individual operating process and characteristics. Our central safety management team, together with local park operations, will now work to implement and brief operating staff on these protocols. “As a consequence, two roller coaster rides have been withdrawn from service until the new...

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4 seriously injured in roller coaster crash

03 June 2015 16:48:44 CNN.com - World

A roller coaster car collided with an empty car Tuesday at a UK theme park, leaving four people with serious injuries, officials said.

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UK roller coaster crash leaves four people seriously injured

03 June 2015 07:58:17 Latest News - UPI.com

Kate Stanton ALTON TOWERS, England, June 3 (UPI) -- A roller coaster crash at a theme park in Staffordshire, England, on Tuesday left four people seriously injured.

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4 injured in UK roller coaster crash

03 June 2015 07:57:44 CNN.com - Europe

A roller coaster car collided with an empty car Tuesday at a UK theme park, leaving four people with serious injuries, officials said.

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Four badly hurt in UK roller coaster crash

03 June 2015 03:34:36 WN.com - World News

An air ambulance flies over The Smiler at Alton Towers in Alton, Britain where 16 were injured. Photo: Daren Staples London: Four teenagers have been seriously injured after two carriages on a roller coaster collided at the Alton Towers theme park in central England. The Tuesday afternoon accident happened on The Smiler, an...

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UK roller coaster collision leaves 4 seriously injured

02 June 2015 17:30:49 WN.com - World News

LONDON (AP) — A roller coaster collision at a British amusement park has left...

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A mental roller coaster

29 May 2015 13:53:07 WN.com - America News

YEARS AGO I vowed never to go on a roller coaster again. I have succeeded physically. However the things going on in Barbados do take me on a mental roller-coaster ride. ......

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Roller coaster fan notches 5,000th ride on historic coaster

26 May 2015 04:54:31 WN.com - World News

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — An 82-year-old fan of a historic Pennsylvania roller coaster celebrated his 5,000th ride on it over the holiday weekend — sitting for more than eight hours straight and logging 95 spins around the wooden ride in a single day....

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Ndoro, Malajila on a roller coaster

16 December 2014 04:23:53 NewsDay Zimbabwe

Ndoro, Malajila on a roller coaster Ndoro, Malajila on a roller coaster : NewsDay Zimbabwe .

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Daredevil rides motorcycle on roller-coaster track

08 December 2014 20:04:18 Latest News - UPI.com

Ben Hooper MEXICO CITY, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A French stunt motorcyclist took on the "sickest" ride of his career when he rode his bike and performed stunts on a Mexico City roller-coaster track.

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