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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 3:58 am/pm Quote

11 Hurt on DL's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

From Various News Reports

September 5, 2003, 3:38 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A locomotive broke loose from a roller coaster "train" on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction today, injuring at least 11 people.

Police Sgt. Rick Martinez said additional information wasn't immediately available.

Disneyland spokeswoman Ruthy Flores said the roller coaster accident occurred at 11:20 a.m.

TV helicopters showed a triage unit set up near the ride and one person being wheeled to an ambulance on a stretcher.


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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 4:06 am/pm Quote

:unhappy:

I'll keep them in prayer.


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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 4:09 am/pm Quote

One Guest Critically Injured

Among the 11 injured riders, one was critically injured, according to police and hospital officials.

"We have one critical injury that has arrived here, and five people that are on the way," said Kim Pine, spokeswoman for the University of California Irvine Medical Center, located in Orange, California.


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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 4:11 am/pm Quote

Here's disneyland.com's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad page.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 4:13 am/pm Quote

"We have a total of 11 injuries and in varying degrees," Anaheim official John Nicoletti said. "The ride has been stabilised." Fire, police and theme park officials were at the scene, he said.

"At this point, all I can confirm is that there was a derailment of one of the cars," he said.


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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 4:35 am/pm Quote

These URLs go to Los Angeles TV stations that have some pictures on their news department WWW sites.  Please know that as a day or two from today (9/5/03) passes these links may change with the news of the day and the pictures will no longer appear.  NBC's local affiliate seems to be the best as of mid-afternoon Central Daylight Time.  If the links don't work try copy and paste into your browser:

http://www.nbc4.tv/index.html
http://cbs2.com/topstories/topstories_story_248160111.html
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/news/090503_NW_Disneyland_ax.html


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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 5:00 am/pm Quote

FOX News WWW site and Los Angeles Times WWW site report 1 dead, 10 injured in that accident, but this will require more confirmation as of 4 pm Central Daylight Time.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 5:05 am/pm Quote

One person was killed and 10 others were injured, officials said. The fatality was an adult male, said city spokesman John Nicoletti.

Disneyland spokesman Joe Aguirre said the ride is computer operated, opened in 1979 and is newer than the Space Mountain attraction, which opened in 1977, and Matterhorn Bobsleds, which debuted in 1959.


An injured person is put into an ambulance after a ride accident.
From CNN


Big Thunder Mountain railroad rollercoaster car at rest after a derailment caused injuries at the park.


Overhead shot of the ride.


Another aerial view of the ride.


Police and medical officials at the scene.


A triage was set up to assist the injured.


Police and park officials have closed off entry to the ride.
Above 6 photos from NBC4.tv


A triage unit was set up near the ride and one person was wheeled to an ambulance on a stretcher.
Above photo from KABC-TV

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 5:11 am/pm Quote

Carol and I join all the others who are praying and sending thoughts of condolences along to all those involved.

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Posted: Sep. 05, 2003 5:13 am/pm Quote

SO SAD!   :(

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