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7 Horrifying Amusement Park Accidents In History 

The amusement park is somewhere you are off to when you are looking for a perfect blend scary kind of fun. of scary and fun. However, along the lines, it escalated quickly from a pleasantly thrilling experience to a horrifying one. 

The listicle below is convincing enough for you to give up on your plans of visiting an amusement park in the foreseeable future.

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7 Horrifying Amusement Park Accidents In History 

7 Horrifying Amusement Park Accidents In History 

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1: 8-year-old Danielle.

Amusement Parks Accidents

A birthday treat at an amusement park went horribly wrong when 8-year-old Danielle's hair got caught in the ride. As the 14-cart sled moved along the tracks, Danielle's hair slipped through a gap in her seat and wrapped around a motor causing Danielle's head to smash straight into the fiberglass seat. The force tore the right side of her scalp.

2: 16-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter.

Amusement Parks Accidents

The superman ride at six flags Kentucky was closed down after the free-fall ride malfunctioned. It left 16-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter with life altering injuries. During the ride, passengers are lifted 54 meters into the air before being suspended momentarily and dropped at the speed of 87 km an hour but on one fateful ride, a cable on the ride snapped and became wrapped around Kaitlyn's neck and feet. Kaitlyn managed to free her neck as the ride climbed but as the ride dropped the cable tightened around her legs, severing her feet at the ankle.

3: Smilers rollercoaster car crash.

Amusement Parks Accidents

In 2015, visitors left British amusement park with life altering injuries when human errors caused two rollercoaster cars to collide. A car was sent to test the track. However, staff working on the ride mistakenly restarted the ride before the test car made it around the rollercoaster. The cart full of 16 passengers slammed into the spare car shattering the legs of those in the front of the carriage, resulting in two guests needing legs amputation.

4: Rollercoaster faulty axle wheel.

Amusement Parks Accidents

The rollercoaster in Japan's Expoland amusement park suffered from a faulty wheel axle which caused the ride to swing wildly on the tracks as it hurtled 75 kph on the 1 km long track. As the ride sped to the end of the track, a 19-year-old student Yashino Kogawara's head was smashed into a guardrail and she died instantly.

5: Family outing gone bad.

Amusement Parks Accidents

An Iraqi war veteran's family outing turned tragic when his war injuries prevented him from being safely seated in the rollercoaster. Double leg amputee, Sergeant james Hackemer was riding in the front carriage of the ride of steel roller coaster at Darien Lake theme park, New York. Disaster struck when the carriage descended 112 kph down a step incline. Due to his disability, his body slipped through the ride's restraining bar and he was ejected onto the grass below. The impack of the fall killed him.

6: Tragedy struck 17-year-old.

Amusement Parks Accidents

17-year-old Asia Leeshawn Ferguson was tragically killed after he entered a restricted area in the amusement park, Six Flags Over Georgia. After losing his hat in the Batman rollercoaster, he crossed the fence, trying to get it backbut unfortunately he stumbled upon the path of a rollercoaster travelling at the speed of 80 kph. The rollercoaster struck him, decapitating him on the impact.

7. Tragedy in Longshan amusement park.

Amusement Parks Accidents

In 2012, two guests were killed when a new ride named Scream was opened up to the public in the Longshan amusement park in China. Tragedy struck hard as soon as the ride started. The staff didn't give guests enough time to put their seat belts on. Two guests were taken 20 meters into the ride before being flung out of the ride and plunging to the ground below. They died on the impact. 

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