Images from KNBC.com of Coaster Collision

ScreaminThis image from KNBC.com (more images with the story) shows the two roller coaster trains together. The Purple train ran into the back of the red train that sits to the right of the image. They are in a braking zone. The railing on the right of the track is an emergency unloading zone if a train has to stop in a braking area.

From what I can tell this is the next to last braking zone before the train enters the station. Trains entering this braking zone would not generally come to a full stop. But they would if there was a train ahead of them waiting to enter the station.

Firefighters had to use a cherry picker to help some guests evacuate as the rear cars of the second train was stopped outside the emergency unloading zone.

Update: Reports now say that the collision did not take place at a high rate of speed. Which would indicate that the purple train had slowed down some in the braking zone before hitting the red train. The cars feature over-the-head restraints, which I hope would reduce any whiplash type injuries.

More updates here and here.

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12 Responses to Images from KNBC.com of Coaster Collision

  1. Boing Boing says:

    Collision on Disneyland’s California Screamin’ coaster

    Yesterday, there was a low-speed collision on the California Screamin’ roller-coaster at Disneyland’s California Adventure park, hospitalizing 15 of the 48 riders. From The Disney Blog: The Purple train ran into the back of the red train that sits to t…

  2. Boing Boing says:

    Collision on Disneyland’s California Screamin’ coaster

    Yesterday, there was a low-speed collision on the California Screamin’ roller-coaster at Disneyland’s California Adventure park, hospitalizing 15 of the 48 riders. From The Disney Blog: The Purple train ran into the back of the red train that sits to t…

  3. Disney California Adventure Accident.

    Yesterday evening there was a low-speed collision crash on the Screamin’ rollercoaster at Disneyland’s California Adventure park, the impact was minor with only 15 of 48 riders suffering from minor injuries.
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  4. patrick says:

    That is a BRAKING zone, not a BREAKING zone. Learn the lanquage!

  5. John Frost says:

    Sorry about that. It was late and I was tired when I was writing these stories. Thanks for the headsup.

  6. Whit says:

    I don’t know. Sounds like it broke to me.

  7. Links

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  8. Greg says:

    I love that someone would take the time to correct your word usage, while at the same time spelling language with a q.

  9. Monroe Manners says:

    Yo, do not speak up and have people think of you as “educated”,
    Maybe it is best to keep quite, and allow mystery to work in your favor. Peace!

  10. Boing Boing says:

    Collision on Disneyland’s California Screamin’ coaster

    Yesterday, there was a low-speed collision on the California Screamin’ roller-coaster at Disneyland’s California Adventure park, hospitalizing 15 of the 48 riders. From The Disney Blog: The Purple train ran into the back of the red train that sits to t…

  11. donnunn.com says:

    Roller-coaster accident injures 15 at Disney’s California Adventure theme park

    Two trains collide on Disney’s California Screamin’ ride at the California Adventure park; 15 injured.

  12. donnunn.com says:

    Roller-coaster accident injures 15 at Disney’s California Adventure theme park

    Two trains collide on Disney’s California Screamin’ ride at the California Adventure park; 15 injured.

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