14 Year-Old Girl Dies on Intamin Giant Drop
Sad news from Brazil today, as a 14 year-old has passed away after falling from an Intamin Giant drop ride at Hopi Hari called the La Tour Eiffel. Theme Park Review has provided a translation of an article from their site:
“She suffered head injuries followed by cardiac arrest and now is dead at the hospital Paulo Sacramento, Jundiaí. The body will be taken to the Medical Legal Institute (IML) Jundiaí. In a statement, Hopir Hari said he regretted the incident and said it is assisting the victim’s family and supporting research organizations. The toy will remain forbidden, but the park, which closed after the accident, will open its doors this weekend, according to the press office.
At the beginning of tade, the chief Alvaro Ninety Santucci Jr., who investigates the death, was in the park. “I talked to the witnesses, and by all accounts, there is a real possibility of the system have failed and the chair locks have opened. Both witnesses said they saw the girl’s body protruding in the middle of the braking process and the lock being opened, but what really happened will still be determined, “said the officer, who requested the direction of Hopi Hari CCTV footage of the park.
Other people who were on the scene said, earlier, she might have slipped without the lock was open. The expertise will point the cause of the accident. “I think it would be very difficult for the body slipping under or over. I think she slipped almost impossible even if it was too thin,” he said.
The toy – La Tour Eiffel, a replica of the famous tower in Paris, is one of the main attractions of the Hopi Hari. It consists of a lift height of 69.5 m, equivalent to a building of 23 floors. Seated and locked into a set of four chairs, users climb the tower and plunge into free fall for three seconds at a speed of 94 miles per hour.”
Read the whole translation here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1151434#p1151434
And the original article here: http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/brasil/hopi-hari-policia-investiga-se-falha-causou-morte-de-menina